Alliance Homes wins prestigious housing award
Published by Alliance Homes for Alliance Homes in Communities and also in Education, Housing
Linda Jones and Michael Williams, with Alliance Homes' Community Impact award certificate
Alliance Homes' Alliance Plus initiative has won the National Housing Federation's South West 'Building Futures' Community Impact award. Over 180 entries were received across all categories. The 'Building Futures' category celebrates projects which tackle unemployment and provide opportunities for residents and young people to gain vital skills and unlock their potential.
The Alliance Plus initiative is a range of projects that have been designed to have a transformational impact on communities across North Somerset. The PopUp Business Scholl is just one of these projects. It ran for two weeks in Weston-super-Mare and offered local residents the chance to learn how to turn their business dreams into reality. As a result of this training course, 23 new businesses have been started which will benefit the local community and economy.
Other projects include the Alliance Homes apprenticeship scheme in partnership with Weston College, Weston-super-Mare and Life and Soul, which helps older people to live healthier and more active lives. This scheme has been gaining in popularity ever since it was launched and is now being rolled out in more regions across North Somerset.
Michael Williams, Business Enterprise Manager at Alliance Homes, said: "We are so proud that our Alliance Plus initiative won this prestigious award as it demonstrates the difference projects like this make to the communities we work in. It shows that we are committed to putting people first and we are now looking to the future to see how we can expand on this initiative. For example, we are really excited to be launching a social enterprise in January that provides employment to disabled and disadvantaged local people."