Help for jobless young thanks to Thames Valley Housing
Published by Jenny Sandford for Thames Valley Housing Association in Communities and also in Education
Young residents in Slough and Reading will hit the job market with better skills and qualifications thanks to funding from Thames Valley Housing (TVH).
TVH donated £4,560 from its Community Chest fund to The Princes Trust Development Awards Programme which helps young people access education, training, employment or volunteering if the young person is cannot to afford it.
Nick Giles, Programme Manager for Enterprise & Awards at The Princes Trust, said, “We are really grateful to TVH for this donation as it means that we can extend this important service. There are 15 awards available to TVH residents so long as they are aged between 16 and 25, work under16 hours a week and live in Reading or Slough. Training can be costly and often the young person simply cannot afford it. By assisting with the cost of training we improve their employment prospects. They will also be offered the opportunity to work with one of our Princes Trust Progression Mentors for up to 3 months, who helps them to set goals, make decisions and find other training and support.”
Tessa Bird, Community Investment Officer at TVH, said, “I am delighted we’ve been able to support this project and to offer our young residents this fantastic opportunity. Unemployment can have a damaging effect on self-esteem. As well as providing the skills to achieve their career aspirations, this service gives them the confidence to take charge of their futureand believe in themselves.”
If you would like any more information about our Community Chest fund or Thames Valley Housing, please ring Rosalind Grozier on 020 8607 0886 or email her: firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also visit www.tvha.co.uk
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Note to Editors
Thames Valley Housing is based in Twickenham, South West London and houses a wide range of people who have many different needs. Founded in 1966, the association owns, manages and administers loans for over 14,500 properties in London, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex, and has188properties under construction. Thames Valley Housing provides affordable rented homes, shared ownership, market rent, student and key worker accommodation; working with eight NHS Trusts.