Young people living in Slough have been given an employment boost from Thames Valley Housing. As part of its Community Chest fund, TVH has provided financial backing to support local charity Learning to Work in delivering a qualification course for 16-19 year olds to improve their employability.
The charity’s Volunteer Passport Community Programme provides opportunities for young people through volunteering. Students meet up weekly at schools in Slough and are supported by Learning to Work to gain skills and qualifications for their CVS.
The volunteer placements provide them with vital work experience, and also help people who rely on charitable organisations; a win-win situation.
Tessa Bird, Community Investment Officer at TVH said “It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with such a passionate organisation. They are opening young people’s eyes to the opportunities around them and giving them vital experience for the future. I look forward to working with them in the future.”
Caroline Wyatt, Keyworker at Learning to Work said, “We’ve had positive feedback from local businesses and the young people themselves have really enjoyed the experience. With the added bonus of being able to add these skills to CVs and UCAS applications, it really does benefit their futures.”
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For more information about the project, contact Brad Armstrong on 020 8607 0603 or email him: Bradley_armstrong@tvha.co.uk
For more information about Thames Valley Housing: visit www.tvha.co.uk Twitter: @ThamesValleyHA.
About Thames Valley Housing Association:
Thames Valley Housing is based in Twickenham, West London and delivers housing for a wide range of people. Founded in 1966, the association manages and administers over 14,500 properties in London, Middlesex, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex. Thames Valley Housing aims to meet the aspirations of all our customers and residents, helping them to get the home they want or need at the outset, providing further opportunities to move or buy later should they wish. It provides affordable rented homes, HomeBuy, market rent and key worker accommodation, including the staff accommodation.