Opportunities for training and employment made it easier for Cheshire housing association customers

By Rich Wilcock

17th Feb 2023 | Employment

One work hub is located at Macclesfield Library (image - Alexander Greensmith)
One work hub is located at Macclesfield Library (image - Alexander Greensmith)

Springboard (Cheshire Learning Partnership) has enhanced its partnership with Plus Dane Housing to aid its customers with job searches, interview practice, and career advice alongside support with accessing nationally recognised training schemes.

Springboard has work clubs located across Cheshire East located in Congleton, Sandbach, Macclesfield, Crewe, and Alsager and are aimed at supporting people with accessing opportunities to enter employment or into training and education.

This includes training and qualifications in maths, English, digital skills, construction, and more.

Plus Dane Housing manages 18000 homes in the Cheshire and Merseyside region and is keen to strengthen its collaboration with Springboard.

Usman Ashiq, Plus Dane's strategic partnerships manager, said: "Our relationship with Springboard has had great benefits for us, and allowed us to help Plus Dane customers to gain qualifications and find new employment opportunities.

We're really pleased with the outcomes so far, and want to be able to extend this help as many customers in the Cheshire area as we can." 

Adele Cook, managing director of Springboard, said: "We have been working in partnership with Plus Danefor a number of years now supporting tenants to achieve qualifications and gain sustainable employment. We have qualified careers advisors available to support and mentor tenants and help them find the right path to enable them to achieve their goals. Our services are free to all adults and we can provide impartial advice in a relaxed and welcoming environment."

Plus Dane customers who are interested in employment or training support can contact the engagement team via email at [email protected].

If you're interested in the support that Springboard can offer, please visit https://springboard.me.uk/

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