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Newground Together join Communities that Work

We are delighted to welcome Newground Together as a member of Communities that Work. Now it’s more important than ever for the housing sector to collaborate,” says Lynsey Sweeney, MD of Communities that Work.

Newground Together is the charitable arm of Together Housing Group, which manages 36,000 homes, primarily in Lancashire and Yorkshire.

In the last year, Newground Together has supported over 1,000 people with employment and training needs – including young people not in education or employment, the over 50s and ex-offenders. 300 of these clients have secured work, leading to improvements in their health and wellbeing, home life and family support as well as their finances. More than 600 people have been supported to access training, with over 160 awarded accredited qualifications.

The team at Newground Together develops tailor-made packages to provide each potential candidate with the mentoring, training and support that meets both their personal requirements and those of the employer. This package can include one-to-one support to get ‘job ready’ and help with job search, CVs, applications and interview preparation. The team also sources vacancies and builds partnerships with local employers.

Nic McGrath, Communities Programme Director for Newground Together, said: “We work in collaboration with public, private and voluntary sector organisations and funding bodies to design and deliver a wide range of employment programmes. We work closely with employers and individuals to identify future job requirements and match these with skills where possible.

“Being a Communities that Work member will enable us to take part in strategic dialogue, further develop our network and relationships; enabling us to share ideas and draw on best practice with like-minded organisations.”

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