James works at Saltworkz, a community café in Haywards Heath, and has been involved with youth work there since 2015.
Employment / training
Hayat is a Clarion Housing resident originally from Somalia and a single mother to seven young children. In Somali culture it is typical for women not to work, and combined with a language barrier and lack of knowledge about how to enter the job market, Hayat had never worked in the UK.
Shelter’s analysis shows that in 2017 55% of families living in temporary accommodation were working. This represents over 33,000 families who were holding down a job despite having nowhere stable to live.
The research shows housing associations invest £70m a year in employment and training support programme but only four in 10 housing association tenants are in full-time work
This report gives five policy and practice recommendations, the combination of which will go some way to avoiding a bleak future if current challenges are not addressed.
With the support of the National Housing Federation, RSA Inclusive Growth Commission identified five practical ways to make local economies across the UK more prosperous and inclusive. They explored what roles housing providers currently play and what they can do to support inclusive growth.
This research aims to better understand the constraints felt by L&Q’s women residents with children to make the transition into work, and the support that could make and sustain the transition.
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