Section: Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Kingdom Housing Association pioneers new approach to combat homelessness

Posted 05.06.19
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Kingdom Housing Association is pioneering an innovative new project that aims to break the vicious circle of homelessness and unemployment by simultaneously giving a homeless person a job, a home and support with any complex needs or barriers to sustaining their tenancy.

Earlier this year, Kingdom was the first employer in the UK to guarantee shortlisting for all its job vacancies to applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role and who have been registered homeless in the preceding 12 months.

Now Kingdom is again breaking new ground with the Naumann Initiative, which is designed to help people who are unemployed homeless into work and decent housing.

The first role Kingdom is filling through the Naumann Initiative is a Tenancy Sustainment Worker. In that role, the successful person will support other people who have experienced homelessness help them make the transition to take up a home with Kingdom.

Applicants do not require experience of that type work as full training will be provided. Kingdom reports that the position has attracted considerable interest from homeless people.

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