Housing providers’ approaches to tackling worklessness is the first output of a new partnership between HACT and Inclusion, focusing on assessing, evidencing and benchmarking the range of approaches that housing providers take to tackling worklessness
Drawing on research involving 125 housing providers, the report:
· Explores the role that housing providers are currently playing to promote skills and employment amongst their tenants and residents;
· Includes a range of recommendations to housing providers, work programme providers and government, in relation to the future role of housing providers in tackling worklessness;
· Identifies ways in which housing providers can evidence and maximise the value of their interventions and improve the impact of their worklessness initiatives.
Following the launch of the report, HACT and Inclusion will be launching a second phase of activity, working with a small number of housing providers to develop and test out a new benchmarking tool which will help providers maximise the impact of investment in skills and employability interventions, and evidence their outcomes more effectively. Housing providers interested in finding out more about getting involved in this phase of the project should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.