Camden Council Leader visits One Academy

    Leader of Camden Council, Georgia Gould, paid a visit to One Academy this week to find out more about our work supporting residents into fulfilling employment.

    Over the past year One Housing has invested £830,000 in employment and training, with 250 people supported into employment and 1,303 people accessing One Academy training.

    Leader of Camden Council, Georgia Gould, paid a visit to One Academy this week to find out more about our work supporting residents into fulfilling employment.

    Over the past year One Housing has invested £830,000 in employment and training, with 250 people supported into employment and 1,303 people accessing One Academy training.

    The visit was part of the national #CommunitiesthatWork campaign which aims to raise awareness of the work that housing associations do to help social housing tenants into better paid and more secure employment.

    The campaign is run by Give Us a Chance (GUAC) in response to research which showed that social housing tenants are more likely to be in insecure work, low-paid work or not able to secure work at all.

     

    Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council said:

    “I am delighted to have been able to visit One Academy and see first-hand the amazing work and support that they offer to Camden residents.

    “Our Camden 2025 plan sets out a vision for the future of the borough where everyone has a chance to succeed and where nobody gets left behind. We know that too many of our residents are trapped in low paid work or struggling to enter the labour market, which is why the Council has committed £5 million over three years to our employment and skills programme. We really appreciate everything partners like One Housing are doing to help support residents into the labour market and provide opportunities to fulfil their potential”

     

    Ria Bailes, One Housing’s Group Director of People & Change said:

    “Our fantastic team at Arlington provide the holistic, supportive environment many need to take that next step on their employment and training journey

    We are very proud to support the Communities that Work campaign which highlights the investment organisations like One Housing put into employment and training services. As a not-for-profit we re-invest any surplus we make into helping to build sustainable communities, including supporting people into fulfilling work.”

    You can find out more about what Georgia got up to on her visit here: https://twitter.com/OneHousing/status/1131510510279696384

     

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