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Soha tenants helping themseles to a 'successful and fulfilling future' Soha tenants helping themseles to a 'successful and fulfilling future'

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Productive partnership

18 June 2014

Four Soha Housing tenants are celebrating achieving their City and Guilds Level 1 in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

Liz Dawkes, Lynda Grove and Carol Burne (from left, plus Kellie Wadley, not pictured) studied through the Oxfordshire Skills and Learning Service.  OSL’s Wendy Lucas, centre, says, “The tenants took an initial course of several hours a week here at Soha but soon went on to distance learning for their Certificate work.  It takes staying power to learn in this way and I’m thrilled for them.”

Richard Peacock, Chief Executive of Soha Housing, who presented the certificates, says that everybody benefits from training partnerships such as this.  “We ask tenants what kind of training would be useful, whether for job skills or to help them hold Soha, as their landlord, to account.  We’ve got a good track record in fulfilling the most popular requests. That means that a customer joining one of our courses can be sure that they’re getting quality, tailored training – and it’s free to them!  In addition, trainers working with Soha can offer an easily accessible community location.  I’m sure our tenants’ new qualifications will help them into a successful and fulfilling future.”

 Notes to ed: 

  • Soha Housing owns and manages over 6,000 properties in Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties.  It is a member of PlaceShapers, a national alliance of more than 100 community-focused housing associations.


  • Soha’s training programme takes place in a variety of locations and includes digital inclusion, skills for the workplace/return to work and resident involvement enhancement skills to improve the challenge to us.


  • For more information, please contact Liz Roberts, Communications Team at Soha, on 01235 515 900 or


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