Help for jobless young thanks to Thames Valley Housing

Up to 15 young TVH residents in Slough and Reading will have the opportunity to hit the job market with better qualifications thanks to funding from Thames Valley Housing

TVH donated £4,560 from its Community Chest fund to The Princes Trust Development Awards Programme which helps young people access education, training, employment or volunteering if the young person is cannot to afford it.

Nick Giles, Programme Manager for Enterprise & Awards at The Princes Trust, said, “We are really grateful to TVH for this donation as it means that we can extend this important service.  There are 15 awards available to TVH residents so long as they are aged between 16 and 25, work under16 hours a week and live in Reading or Slough.    Training can be costly and often the young person simply cannot afford it.  By assisting with the cost of training we improve their employment prospects.  They will also be offered the opportunity to work with one of our Princes Trust Progression Mentors for up to 3 months, who helps them to set goals, make decisions and find other training and support.”

Tessa Bird, Community Investment Officer at TVH, said, “I am delighted we’ve been able to support this project and to offer our young residents this fantastic opportunity.  Unemployment can have a damaging effect on self-esteem.  As well as providing the skills to achieve their career aspirations, this service gives them the confidence to take charge of their future and believe in themselves.”

 

Apply for the award

If you would like to be considered for an award, please contact Tessa Bird, Community Investment Officer, and Thames Valley Housing.  Email:tessa_bird@tvha.co.uk   or ring her on 0208 607 0668.

  • You need to be aged 16 – 25
  • Employed for 16 hours or less a week.
  • Live in Reading or Slough
  • Live in a TVH managed home.

If you are not a TVH resident, feel free to call us to find out how you can still apply for this funding.

Editors notes

Thames Valley Housing is based in Twickenham, South West London and houses a wide range of people who have many different needs.

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