Training & employment
We run a number of partnership programmes that provide training and employment opportunities to our residents.
We help residents to access services as well as offering direct support to enable them to build the skills and experience they need to either gain work opportunities or to sustain the employment they are in.
The 51-bed homelessness hostel in Oxford aims to help residents address their problems, gain relevant skills and training and ultimately move on to permanent, independent accommodation.
More information on Simon House
We are currently developing opportunities for our residents to undertake structured work placements within our organisation. The aim is to build residents’ skills and experience in a workplace setting through structured placements that compliment additional employment advice and guidance they are receiving.
The Xcite Project
Based in the London Borough of Harrow, this project assists residents to access personal development training and a number of other work related opportunities as a preparation for employment.
More information on the Harrow Council website
The Local Solutions Project
This project, based in Ealing, offers residents the services of an adviser who provides guidance and support with employment related issues such as writing a CV, filling in application forms, undertaking education/training, preparing for interviews and searching for a job.
The Beethoven Centre’s Job Shop
This weekly activity is delivered in partnership with Westminster Works, Paddington First and Connexions, providing support and advice on all aspects of job search and training.
'Ways into Work' events
Delivered in partnership with City West Homes, these annual events provide a range of employment-related information including; local job opportunities, welfare benefits support and information on training options, job search support and volunteering opportunities.
South Coast Training Consortium
This is made up of registered providers and provides two resident training conferences per year.
SWIG Training Consortium
Training and networking consortium of housing association officers and residents across South East region. Training sessions are delivered four times a year.