A Strong Voice for Croydon Central - Gavin Barwell MP
Help me
Contact me

Local housing associations helping their tenants find work
30/06/2011 22:42:00

This evening, I attended the awards ceremony for a job seeking skills programme run by five local housing associations – Amicus Horizon, Viridian, CCHA, Hastoe and L&Q – in partnership with the recruitment experts Hays.

There were some really moving speeches by tenants who had completed the programme about how it had put them back in touch with the world of work and given them more confidence and a sense of self-worth. I know from my own experience of setting up a Job Club how important an informal support network can be in addition to training in interview skills and how to write a good CV and covering letter.

It's great to see local housing associations working with the private sector and delivering these additional services to their tenants. I very much look forward to attending further ceremonies in future years.

Comment on this blog



 More Blog Posts
Thank you
  Read Story
My concession speech after the 2017 General Election
  Read Story
Today is polling day - and why I hope you'll support me at the polls
  Read Story
Five reasons to vote Conservative
  Read Story
Howler at the hustings
  Read Story
Campaigning suspended
  Read Story
Funding care for the elderly while making sure people who have worked hard can pass something on to their kids or grandchildren
  Read Story
Opposing Labour's plans for intensification zones in Shirley and Forestdale and to build on the Green Belt/Metropolitan Open Land
  Read Story
Labour’s misleading leaflet on school funding
  Read Story
Fox hunting
  Read Story

Full list of blog posts here

Gavin Barwell, 133 Wickham Road, CR0 8TE, Tel  020 8663 8741      © Gavin Barwell  2019       Promoted by Ian Parker on behalf of Gavin Barwell, both at 36 Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2LG