We’re off to to Manchester

Ark People & Communities and Black Country Talent Match are delighted to be hosting afternoon tea at Manchester Central Library one of the most prestigious buildings in the centre of Manchester, at this year’s conference.

Talent Match is a £108m BIG Lottery investment to tackle youth unemployment in 21 areas of England. The programme is co-designed with young people, targeting those who are furthest from the jobs market. Housing Associations play an important part in tackling youth unemployment by providing young people with affordable, safe accommodation that gives them a stable environment in which to progress, develop and move into employment. Over one quarter (28%) of young people completing their Talent Match baseline survey said they rented, with housing association being the most common type of landlord.

We think CIH Manchester provides a perfect platform to develop new partnership opportunities between housing and Talent Match colleagues. Black Country Talent Match will be sharing the success they are having with their young people and the fantastic social return on investment they are delivering. Wolverhampton Homes will also share their journey with Talent Match, showcasing examples of how they are supporting, empowering and housing local young people.

Speakers include Kim Babb and Omari Thomas from Black Country Talent Match, Oliver Herrmann, Wolverhampton Homes and our very own Helen Scurr, Ark People & Communities. The event will provide an opportunity to meet with other Talent Match projects and likeminded organisations who want to engage, empower or employ young people in the communities they serve.

Spaces are limited, if you’re interested on hearing more about our event or attending contact jturley@arkconsultancy.co.uk