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Helping residents back into work

Posted on 20 May 2019

Our social purpose is to provide homes to enable people to realise their potential, enjoy their environment and contribute to their community, which is often achieved by them gaining meaningful, long term and sustainable employment.

Communities that Work week being held from 20-25 May, brings together examples from a number of housing associations, including Hyde, to demonstrate their importance in delivering employment support to their residents and the local community, as well as the impact a job can have in giving people stability in their lives.

The Love London Working programme, for example, is a partnership of 13 housing associations, which provides free employment information, advice and guidance to help people out of crisis, build their confidence and interview skills to get them ‘job-ready’ and move them into sustainable employment. Funded by the European Social Fund, the programme is open to anyone aged over 16, unemployed, with the right to work and who currently lives in London.

“Last year, under the programme, Hyde’s Employment Advisors supported over 900 people, including 100 residents,” said Evelina Sredovska, Project Team Manager.

“We work closely with partners who share our vision, such as Morley College, which runs an administration course to help clients upskill, which allows them to pursue a career within their chosen industry. We also help them progress into long term employment with Hyde contractors, including Engie and Groundscape.

“Residents benefiting from this scheme have drastically increased their confidence and ability to search for jobs, as well as securing suitable, sustainable employment.”

Read more about how Love London Working has helped our residents into work.