Hackney Alliance is highly commended at Constructing Excellence Awards
Published by Natalie Powell for Hackney Homes in Housing
Hackney Homes Divisional Head of Asset Management, Jonathan Oxlade, Former Hackney National Skills Academy Co-Ordinator, Rebecca Nadarajah and Lakehouse Contract Manager, Lee Wylie
The Hackney Alliance sustainability strategy, which outlines the commitment ofHackney Homesand partner contractors to create employment for local people, was highly praised at the awards event last month.
A partnership between Hackney Homes, Mansell, Lakehouse, Mulalley and theNationalSkillsAcademy, the Hackney Alliance is committed to delivering quality decent homes and planned maintenance works.
In the past year they have taken on sixty seven unemployed people and created twenty eight work experience placements as part of the Decent Homes programme.
Along with theAlliance, theBuildingLivesAcademybased on the Summit Estate in Hackney, was also highly praised and recognised in the Leadership and People Development category of the awards.
Working with the Manor House Development Trust, the Academy helps young people in the local area gain an NVQ qualification and the chance for an apprenticeship with one of the contractors from theAlliance.
With the target of creating fifty apprenticeships within the Decent Homes programme set for Hackney Homes for 2013/14,Jonathan OxladeDivisional Head of Asset Management for the ALMO said: “It’s really good news that our achievements in providing employment opportunities have been recognised. We look forward to developing these initiatives, creating economic growth and providing opportunities for our young people to develop and gain key skills through valuable experiences.”