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ALMO gets tenants into work

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities

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A Doncaster ALMO has been helping some of its tenants get back into work with a special course.

St Leger Homes, which manages around 21,000 properties on behalf of Doncaster Council, launched its World of Work Academy in January, and saw more than 100 tenants sign up within a few days.

The two-week course included guidance on CV writing, job searching tips, sessions on confidence building and working as part of a team, and training on interview techniques.

The course is the first step in the World of Work programme. Work experience placements or short-term ‘support and Learn’ jobs with St Leger and its partners and suppliers are also being offered.

The scheme is open to council tenants and members of their household who are struggling to find work.

Susan Jordan, St Leger chief executive, said: “I am delighted to be able to offer such practical support to our customers. By helping them and their families to find the employment they are looking for, we are trying to strengthen communities and make a real difference in people’s lives.”

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones said: “I am delighted to see help being given by St Leger Homes to assist residents who are seeking to get back into employment. This scheme offers a boost both to communities in Doncaster and our local economy.”

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