Educational report reveals housing sector’s influence on tenant employment
A brand new report by the College of Salford has revealed the social housing sector’s important influence on employment outcomes.
The ‘Housing Works: Assessing the Affect of Housing Affiliation Employment Help’ report, by the Sustainable Housing & City Research Unit (SHUSU), has revealed that housing associations usually tend to expertise success in supporting tenants into full-time / part-time employment when investing as much as £30 / £25 respectively into employment assist providers, for every family per 12 months.
The report additionally reveals that job golf equipment and enterprise improvement have been mostly related to elevated employment outcomes.
The report highlights 4 key findings that can be of curiosity to the social housing sector:
Housing associations present important and very important employment associated assist to tenants. Steadily these providers are offered by housing associations with the intention to assist meet and ship organisational priorities, help with welfare reform adjustments, and assist meet tenant demand.
There’s a enterprise case for housing associations to assist tenants into employment, and into full-time employment, the place related. Analysis exhibits the connection between tenant employment and diminished lease arrears, with lease arrears reducing as full-time employment charges improve.
Funding in employment associated assist by housing associations positively impacts employment ranges. Funding in employment associated assist was discovered to have a constructive influence on employment charges, with full-time and part-time employment charges growing with funding of as much as roughly £30 and £25 per housing unit per 12 months, respectively.
Housing associations are more and more utilizing exterior instruments to measure the influence of their employment assist, however there are widespread limitations on using present instruments. The extent and high quality of knowledge collected on employment associated assist assorted considerably, each on the organisational degree and between particular person providers/programmes.
Talking on the report launch, managing director of Give us a Probability, Lynsey Sweeney, stated: “This report is a reminder of the significance of the work that housing suppliers do to assist individuals into work. 88% of the social tenant respondents have stated that employment had constructive social and financial impacts. For these causes, GUAC is devoted to working with housing associations and a variety of stakeholders to assist social housing tenants into rewarding employment.”