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04 November 2014
Five organisations that have helped residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea find routes into employment were recognised at a ceremony in the Mayor’s parlour on Thursday 30 October.
The special event celebrated the achievements of the Pathways to Work Charter, a partnership between housing providers and local agencies to tackle worklessness in the Royal Borough.
Since 2012 the partnership has seen:
• over 200 residents referred to local services that provide employment-related assistance and support
• 45 residents engaged in employment, training or work placements
• over 9,000 residents in social housing directly alerted to a range of jobs and training support, welfare benefits advice and other services
• over 400 jobs, training and related opportunities shared directly with tenants, local community agencies working with residents and with 17 housing providers in the borough.
The awards presented were:
• Outstanding Partnership Working – Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation
• Creating the Highest Level of Employment and Training Opportunities for Borough Residents – Catalyst Housing
• Outstanding Engagement and IT Support to Help Residents Towards Employment – Affinity Sutton
• Highest Level of Tenants Referred to the Pathways to Work Charter Gateway Services – Notting Hill Housing
• STAR Award for Outstanding Employer Brokerage – Peabody Housing
Cllr Rock Feilding-Mellen, Deputy Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, said: “I’d like to congratulate all the award winners. Finding employment can change people’s lives, but for some it can be a difficult task. By supporting training and promoting opportunity these housing providers have made a real, and hopefully lasting, difference to many individuals and families in the borough.”
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