page 13 – the big 30 for employability

the big 30 for employability

Specialist employability support from County Durham Housing Group has helped 30 tenants into work or training so far in 2017.

The Employability Team at the group are experts at helping tenants, often with complicated circumstances, find work or training opportunities that could transform their lives.

So far this year the team have helped no fewer than 30 tenants into work or training after providing one-to-one support and advice.

Senior Employability Coordinator, Claire Maddison, said: “The tenants who are referred to us tend to be the ones who have found barriers to getting into the employment or training they’re really looking for.

“We’re able to offer genuine one-to-one support to help overcome those barriers. We’ve helped tenants who’ve been offered work or training, but have no way to get there, and tenants who needed support to find the right training and experience to set them on the way to the job they’ve always wanted.”

Many of the tenants have taken away qualifications, which will stay with them for the rest of their careers. Eight tenants went straight into employment after the support they received from County Durham Housing Group.


For more information on one-to-one employability support, contact Claire Maddison on 0191 349 7657 or email

Pictured above: Senior Employability Coordinator, Claire Maddison