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1 Tackling Worklessness Nuala Geary, Head of Employment & Training

2 Peabody Housing Association charity with around 20,000 properties across London Creating Opportunities For People In London Since 1862 Employment & Training Volunteering Youth Service Supported Housing Community Development

3 Why does it matter for RSLs & HAs? Third of workless households live in social housing Proportion of social tenant householders in paid employment fell from 47% to 32% 1981 to % of new housing association tenants aged are without work Well placed to play key role in tackling worklessness by promoting opportunity, raising aspirations and addressing skills gaps Can offer affordable decent settled homes providing a platform from which people can build their lives and have long relationships, based on trust, with tenants, families and communities Many are providers of more specialist skills and employment related services and can directly assist tenants/residents to overcome personal barriers to work

4 Peabody Making a Difference Over ten years committed training and employability delivery Skills development & into work support programmes Adults, NEETS, lone parents, BAME, ex offenders … Supported 3,000 people into work since 1998 LSC, LDA, Big Lottery, ESF, Local Authorities Linking Peabody interventions ie Lettings, Family Support, Young People and Volunteering Increased partnership working G15

5 Why we began delivering SfL

6 Going forward with SfL and the wider worklessness agenda Embedded learning Personal advisors Holistic support

7 Is there any magic? Find the right hook Find the right delivery partners Find the right mentoring and retention support

8 And Finally Nuala Geary Head of Employment & Training

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