Leading BAME housing associations team up to get tenants employed

Pine Court Housing Association and Steve Biko Housing Association are joining forces in 2022 with empowering employability sessions, thanks to funding from the European Union’s Social Fund. 

The project, named New Horizons, is the first of its kind in the area and will launch in March this year across Liverpool and Wirral.

Free sessions will run over five weeks, helping participants to:

  • Boost their skills and confidence
  • Build and improve their CV
  • Gain experience through volunteering and work placements
  • Access one-to-one employment advice

A light lunch with refreshments will be provided, and help is available for those in need of childcare and travel expenses.

David Brown, Director of Operations at Pine Court Housing Association commented, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Steve Biko Housing Association to help the local community get employed.”

He added, “With a commitment to the positive promotion of cultural tolerance and cohesion, we hope that these sessions will encourage diversity and inclusion in workplaces across the Liverpool City Region and beyond.”

Who are these sessions for?

The New Horizons project has been designed for the local BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) community.

You must be legally able to reside in the UK and be unemployed to be eligible. You must also provide an ID, along with proof of address and any benefits that you receive.

When and where will the sessions take place?

For Liverpool residents, sessions will take place from 10am to 2pm at the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre (4 Princes Road, Liverpool L8 1TH) on the following dates: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th March and 5th April.

For residents of Wirral, sessions will take place from 10am to 2pm at Wirral Multicultural Centre (111 Conway Street, Wirral CH41 4AF) on the following dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th March and 6th April.

How to sign up

Those interested are encouraged to sign up by Monday 28 February. Simply contact Beverly via [email protected]  or call 07800 516 573 to secure your place.

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