POSITIVE GOALS | Successful employability programme gets a rematch

Positive Goals Gordon & Heather

The Positive Goals employability programme run by Morton in the Community and backed by Inverclyde-based housing association River Clyde Homes is returning for a second year.

The 2017 programme was a great success, with 61% of participants that completed the six week project gaining work or a place in full time education, and of those, 81% sustaining this destination for a minimum of 13 weeks later.

Each six-week-long project delivers a labour market related employability programme including three aspects of qualifications: World Host Principles of Customer Service, Core Skills in IT at Level 2, 3 or 4 and Emergency First Aid. Participants are supported for 13 weeks after Positive Goals ends to maximise their chances of securing employment.

Gordon McKillop, Operations Manager, at Morton in the Community states: “Positive Goals is a project that often flies under the radar but has an enormous impact on its participants and wider household. It’s fantastic for us to grow our partnership with River Clyde Homes in this forward thinking manner.”

Heather Mitchell, Tenancy Sustainment and Support Manager at River Clyde Homes, said: “River Clyde Homes is delighted to build upon this partnership with Morton in the Community to offer our customers the opportunity to get back into employment through the Positive Goals project. Our role goes beyond being solely a housing provider and we are committed to improving our customer’s lives through projects such as this.”

River Clyde Homes customers who are interested in this opportunity should initially note interest by contacting 0800 013 2196.