whg are celebrating #CommunitiesThatWork week! It's a national campaign highlighting the ways social housing providers help people into work.
We'll be sharing some inspiring success stories from our Employment and Training Team.
Thirty-year-old John Trigg is learning new skills as a volunteer with whg’s Neighbourhood Impact Officers.
After doing various work placements, the long term voluntary placement is giving John stability and a regular role, while also helping him explore his career options.
John said: “I’m now working out on the estates, litter picking and keeping neighbourhoods clean. I’m really enjoying it and it’s helped boost my confidence.”
Sam Young is making the most of the opportunities available through whg’s Employment and Training as he looks to launch his career.
The 49-year-old joined whg’s Click Start programme to help him get online and improve his digital skills, and is a regular at one of whg’s work club, where he is offered support in searching for vacancies. For the few months he has been volunteering two days a week with whg’s Neighbourhood Impact Officers, where he is helping to improve local estates.
Sam said: “I really want to work outside, so this is my ideal job. I’m hoping that by volunteering in this line of work I’ll be able to move into a paid job.”