Sector Based Work Academies - Helping unemployed tenants into work
The austerity measures implemented by the coalition Government, and now being built upon by the current Government have brought issues relating to Welfare Reforms, cost of living and unemployment to the forefront of the housing agenda.
The Welfare Reforms have led to employment being the main way out of the benefit trap for many tenants who would otherwise find themselves suffering with reduced benefits, and an increased cost of living.
Whilst unemployment figures are reportedly reducing, research published in June 2015 continues to demonstrate that individuals are more likely to be unemployed if they live in social housing.
This 1 day course will introduce the concept of Sector Based Work Academies to the social housing sector, demonstrate the benefits to helping address rent arrears, welfare reforms, financial inclusion, corporate social responsibility as well as the indirect benefits to community spirit, landlord/tenant relationships, capacity building and social cohesion.
People who will benefit greatly from attending this course are:
- Staff working in Corporate Social Responsibility teams
- Employment Outreach staff
- Staff with responsibility for strategy & policy
- Financial Inclusion & Welfare Reform Officers
- Any social housing managers who have been given responsibility for increasing employment opportunities amongst their tenants
- Staff responsible for developing partnership solutions
What will they learn:
- Sector Based Work Academy background
- Best practice and case studies from the sector
- Whether a Sector Based Work Academy is right for them
- How to set one up
- Hints & Tips to make the process smooth and successful
- How to develop partnerships to make SBWAs successful
- How to measure the impact
If you are interested in accessing this training package please contact Claire Turner Director of the Landlord Information Network, to discuss bespoke training on T: 01246 413791 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org