Award helps job and training kickstart

YCH Altogether Better team pictured with Work Experience Quality Standard.'From left, Claire Simpson, Jodie Pearson, Michelle Plummer.
YCH Altogether Better team pictured with Work Experience Quality Standard.'From left, Claire Simpson, Jodie Pearson, Michelle Plummer.

The organisation which manages council houses in Whitby has won an award for a project which helps secure jobs and training for its residents.

Yorkshire Coast Homes has received a bronze award for its KickStart programme.

The quality standard award was handed out by Fair Train in recognition of the good quality and benefits pof the scheme.

Since it launched in April, Kickstart has supported seven people in work experience and secured employment for a further nine people .

It continues to work with the other people on the scheme in their search for a job or training.

Anyone can put themselves forward to work with Kickstart but it also takes referals from the Job Centre Plus.

Shaun Tyman, chief executive of Yorkshire Coast Homes said: “It’s vital that agencies continue to work together to support people locally into employment.

“Kickstart has been a huge success since it launched and we have seen tangible benefits to those who take part in the scheme.

“I would urge anyone looking to get back into employment to contact the scheme and discuss how they might be able to help.”

For more details contact Jodi Pearson at Yorkshire oast Homes on 01723 343424.