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STRONGER TOGETHER ON WELFARE REFORM Presentation by Karen Mayhew, Mark Jepson & Sandra Norris 11 September 2013.

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1 STRONGER TOGETHER ON WELFARE REFORM Presentation by Karen Mayhew, Mark Jepson & Sandra Norris 11 September 2013

2 CONTEXT BRECKLAND FOREST HEATH EAST CAMBS SOUTH CAMBS ST EDMUNDSBURY MID SUFFOLK Ely (35) Mildenhall & Red Lodge (59) Mundford (7) Haverhill Bury St Edmunds Stowmarket (52) BRAINTREE BABERGH Town 1,544 Rural 384 Supported 107 Town 2,301 Rural 1,158 Supported 333 Core area Other stock No stock presently

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4 TENANTS AT HAVEBURY

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6 INVESTING IN THE NEW FUTURE Monitor what’s happening elsewhere (and keep our engaged tenants informed) Close working relationships with key partners who could support our tenants Incentives – with advice from tenants Learning, training, employment strategy

7 KEY AIMS With tenants we agreed our key aims should be: Identify critical support paths for affected tenants Develop some downsizing options Maximise tenants’ income Help in getting online

8 OPPORTUNITIES FOR TENANTS Havebury offers a range of courses through the website and via our quarterly publication Career and Guidance programme – a seven week programme where tenants are seen for one hour a week Outward bound courses offered to tenants’ children aged between 16 and 24 Work experience A partner of Fresh Festival – promoting innovation and opportunities to young people

9 INSPIRING YOUNG PEOPLE

10 OUTCOMES TO DATE 12 people in total have found employment 6 people have been on work placements 2 people have been sent on external provision training 2 people are/have been volunteering 24 tenants have completed the Career & Guidance programme with 9 more booked in for September

11 GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT THERE

12 IN SUMMARY … Tenants have helped us by: Providing a sounding board Reinforcing the need to maintain income collection rates Steering our programme on learning, development and employment Shaping incentives Engaging with us – often really slow start, but nothing succeeds like success

13 CONTACTING US IS EASY Havebury Housing Partnership Havebury House Western Way Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP33 3SP Tel: Website: Find us on:


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