We’re thrilled to have welcomed Dionne, Neffie, Julius and Adetobe to Hafod last week to start their Get into Housing placements with us.
Get into Housing is a brand-new initiative providing paid placements to those who are over 25, long term unemployed, identify as coming from an ethnically diverse community and are interested in exploring what a career in housing has to offer.
The project is funded by the WCVA, and we are proud to be part of a consortium of seven registered social landlords which also includes CCHA, Cadwyn, United Welsh, Linc Cymru, Wales & West, and Taff Housing offering the 16-week placements where participants can gain on-the-job skills and experience.
The aim of the project is to encourage more people from ethnic minority backgrounds to consider a career in housing, support and care. During their time with us, participants will be paid the Real Living Wage and will gain experience, training, and access to employment opportunities with the long term goal of achieving meaningful careers within and outside the sector.
Talking about what attracted her to apply for the programme, Neffie, said: “I have a lot of experience in supporting communities and I want to get back to being hands on. I’m really excited to meet the team and bring my knowledge to the table.
Click here to find out what a Get into Housing placement could offer you.