A housing association has highlighted the positive impact that apprenticeships and traineeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy.
Hightown Housing Association says 19-year-old Levi Pierre apprentice has shown great potential and will become a role model for future learners.
Levi, who lives in Hemel Hempstead, spends four days a week at Hightown as a Property Maintenance Apprentice and one day a week studying at West Herts College for his Property Maintenance qualification.
by Victoria Galligan, Housing Association Magazine editor
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s affordable housing guarantee scheme means that housing associations can borrow up to £3billion to deliver 30,000 new affordable homes in England.
This is not additional funding, but merely the OK for HAs to borrow more money.
And it is not enough to provide the number of social rent properties which are so desperately needed.
By Bob Hide, director at risk management consultancy, Equib.
Recent funding cuts have left many Housing Associations reeling as they explore ways to transform their business model. But how should they go about this when the future holds so many challenges and uncertainties and could greater focus on horizon scanning help?