Webinar: Welcome to #Communities that Work!
- Friday 25 January 2019
- 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join GUAC with colleagues from the National Federation of ALMOs to hear first hand on some great examples of supporting Communities that Work.
- Chair’s Intro: Lynsey Sweeney, MD, GUAC
- Chloe Fletcher, NFA Policy Director – an overview of the achievements of ALMOs in supporting tenants into work and why the NFA has joined the Communities that Work campaign
- Case study from Lewisham Homes, with Alys Exley-Smith
- Case study from YES and Northwards Housing, with Claire Tyrrell and Diane Roberts
Alex Exley-SmithAlys has worked in housing for over 10 years. Her experience covers supporting people in sheltered, supported housing, hostels and general needs and includes working for One Housing, Peabody and most recently Lewisham Homes. Alys is an advocate for residents in social housing, ensuring their voices are heard and that the projects and support offered truly meet the needs of residents. This year has seen a growth in the employment and training offer for Lewisham Homes’ residents, with over 100 residents improving their skills and qualifications through a varied range of training. The work includes CV/ interview skills, digital support, teaching assistant qualifications, business start-up support and the development of the Lewisham Homes’ work experience program for residents. Alys believes in innovative approaches to build the confidence and skills of residents, ultimately supporting them to gain new or improved employment opportunities. She is proud of Lewisham Homes’ commitment to the GUAC consortium.