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Housing association recognised for supporting jobseekers!


Published by amicushorizon for AmicusHorizon Group in Housing and also in Communities

AmicusHorizon received top honours at the 2nd Kent Jobcentre Plus' Employer Partnership Awards. The awards, run by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), celebrates companies that support job creation and jobseekers in Kent. There were five categories: Community Support, Skills and Training, Get Britain Working, Off Flows and Work Experience, with awards in each category for large businesses and small to medium businesses.

The housing association picked up the Best Skills and Training award. It was recognised for its outstanding efforts in helping Kent residents gain skills that will make them more employable in today's competitive jobs market.

Stephen Innis, AmicusHorizon's Head of Community Development for Kent, said: "We've been working hard to give people the confidence and knowledge to improve their chances of gaining employment. We're delighted our hard work has been recognised with this award."

One of the projects run by AmicusHorizon is the Doorstep Learning Programme. The project offers individuals a range of over 30 courses, 1 to 1 support and aims to get people believing in themselves and gaining workplace skills. From April 2013 to January this year the programme supported 296 people with job ready skills.

Jenny Ellis, one of the award judges from the DWP, said: "AmicusHorizon's Community Development team developed a really strong and proactive relationship with Jobcentre Plus Kent. They deliver a community based learning programme for adults and a project to improve the work experience and skills of young people called Sustainable Skills.


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