THH childcare project wins national award

Posted on Monday 15th October 2018

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 Tower Hamlets Homes are the proud winners of the Women in Housing award in the category of improving the lives of women or communities, in recognition of their Childcare, Training and Employment Partnership Project.  The award was announced in Manchester on 11 October.

The three year partnership project run by the Limehouse Project, Account3 & Somali Integration Team, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, with strategic and fundraising support by THH, supports economically inactive or unemployed women to achieve vocational qualifications and improve their employability.

A range of training and capacity building courses have helped to break down barriers for women into employment, especially those from BME backgrounds and support them into employment which is flexible and suitable to their individual circumstances, for example mothers returning to work after having a baby.

The childcare training gave women the training and support to seek employment within childcare and nursery jobs or set up their own childcare business.  Another benefit of the overall programme is that it has resulted in additional affordable childcare provision being available in the area, enabling more parents to return to work.

The programme has just started its final year and achieved the following results:

- 501 women engaged in the programme

- 422 women have participated in 12 week capacity building programme

- 178 women have undertaken the CACHE Level 2 Certification in Early Years Education and Care

- 82 have gone into voluntary work

- 90 women have gone into further training

- 44 women have secured employment to date with more expected as some of the training programmes complete

More information about the Women in Housing awards and a full list of winners is available here.


More information about the Women in Housing awards and a full list of winners is available here.

Posted on Monday 15th October 2018