Learn a Lot, Live A Lot project will improve lives; Community Regeneration & Sustainable Communities.
AN award-winning housing management company is helping to improve the lives of its tenants through education.
The company prides itself on providing an excellent housing service for tenants and going the extra mile to ensure that customers are delighted.
Since 2002, the company was awarded 2* status, achieved the decent homes standard The Decent Homes Standard is legislation enacted by the present Labour government of the United Kingdom that aims to provide a minimum standard of housing conditions for all those who are housed in the public sector - i.e., council housing and council funded housing associations. ahead of Government deadlines and ranked eighth in the country for tenant satisfaction in 2007. The company is committed not only to excellent customer service and community regeneration but to improving the quality of life for tenants.
The latest commitment is the launch of the second phase of Learn a Lot, Live a Lot.
This is a free training and events programme for all tenants that aims to encourages people to learn new skills such as basic Maths and English, develop employment skills and provide the opportunity to meet new people.
One of the most popular courses is a free basic food hygiene course which has made a real difference to one tenant.
Verena Clark from Blyth undertook the training and gained the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Founded in 1883, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is a professional and educational body, dedicated to the promotion of environmental health and to encouraging the highest possible standards in the training and the work of environmental health professionals. certificate. Following this achievement, she successfully found part time employment in catering.
Ray Boycott, managing director of Blyth Valley Housing, said: "We are committed to developing the quality of life for our tenants and the Learn a Lot, Live a Lot programme helps us to do that.
"I am pleased that we were able to provide Verena with the qualification that helped her find employment and wish her all the best in her new job."
The second phase of the Learn a Lot, Live a Lot programme starts in September and has seen the introduction of a new partnership with Homebase for free DIY DIY
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Blyth Valley Housing has not stopped there in the campaign for sustainable communities Sustainable communities are communities planned, built, or modified to promote sustainable living. They tend to focus on environmental sustainability (including development and agriculture) and economic sustainability. .
The company has now launched the Making Ends Meet campaign, providing a dedicated resource to help people maximise their income and get all the help they are entitled en·ti·tle
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[Middle English brewes, from Old French broez, pl. , financial inclusion manager, said: "It is important to ensure that the tenants of Blyth Valley Housing, have good advice on financial help and benefits.
"The Making Ends Meet campaign aims to do just that".
So far the company has reached out to over 200 residents and helped claw back claw back
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2. to recover (a part of a grant or allowance) in the form of a tax or financial penalty a combined total of almost pounds 16,000 in benefits they didn't know they were entitled to.
Blyth Valley Housing aims to continue to provide excellent services & high quality neighbourhoods for residents. The housing company can now bid for a share of a pounds 8.4bn grant to help build new homes.
If you would like to attend a free training course, or receive advice on making ends meet, contact Blyth Valley Housing participation team on (01670) 542093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WELL DONE Ray Boycott, managing director of Blyth Valley Housing, congratulates Verena Clark, from Blyth. She undertook the training and gained the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health certificate .