Carnlough residents complete training courses
Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2016
More than 20 residents in Carnlough recently took part in training courses to improve their employment prospects, thanks to our funding.
Carnlough Community Association received a grant from the housing authority’s Social Housing Enterprise Programme to provide Food and Hygiene training and First Aid classes.
A total of 22 participants successfully completed the courses, which will also bring benefits to the local community.
Mary Watson from the local community group said:
“As a rural community with minimal transport and opportunities, this training will benefit a wide range of residents. The course participants will be able to use these qualifications to boost their employment prospects.
“The community association will also benefit from having qualified members to help out at luncheon clubs and other activities.”
Paul Carland, our Social Enterprise Liaison Manager, said:
“We are delighted to support this initiative which will improve the employability of local people living in this rural community and will also help to create a more vibrant neighbourhood.”
Last year, we launched the new Social Housing Enterprise scheme, investing £360,000, to develop economically vibrant and self-sustaining communities through the creation and development of social housing enterprises.
For more information on the scheme and how to apply for an award, go to our website.