A North East employability programme supporting vulnerable adults has received almost £50,000 from the Nationwide Community Grants programme.

Tyne Housing, which provides housing and support to some of the North East’s most vulnerable people, developed the ‘Move-on Programme’ in 2019 to help residents living in emergency or supported accommodation move towards independent living, training, employment and volunteering.

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The programme has been awarded around £50,000 from Nationwide Building Society’s Community Grants programme - which aims to support housing and homelessness projects across the UK - and will be spent over the next three years to support the cost of a full-time employability coach, as well as training and support for project beneficiaries and a small budget for volunteer expenses.

The Move-on Programme builds on the work Tyne do as a specialist provider of crisis and supported accommodation, helping those who are often overlooked by mainstream employability programmes to develop and achieve their aspirations.

Support is delivered by a dedicated employability coach, who will work flexibly with residents to provide one to one guidance and advice, group employability sessions, housing-management assistance and access to job opportunities.


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