During 2017/18 Progress Housing Group became a delivery partner in the Lancashire-wide programme, More Positive Together (MPT).

This is a European Social Fund project which supports people in Lancashire who are furthest from the labour market and aims to improve people’s employment prospects. In 2020 and 2021 Progress Housing Group will continue to be a delivery partner in the More Positive Together project.

The project works alongside our Progress Futures programme and is delivered through a partnership approach, including other social housing organisations, local authorities, the Prince’s Trust, and third sector bodies.

The service provides a tailored programme of one-to-one mentoring, training courses, physical activity sessions, employment advice, and work experience opportunities, which are all designed to boost confidence, improve wellbeing and increase employment prospects. There have been many success stories, and a number of our tenants have found employment within Progress Housing Group.

The funding for MPT came to an end in January 2020, so it was excellent news to recently hear that we have secured further funding to continue the project until December 2021. We are delighted to be able to continue with the service and look forward to reporting on future success stories.

Find out more Progress Futures is available to all tenants and their families. Due to the coronavirus this service is currently being offered digitally at this time. If you would like to receive support or advice, please email the Progress Futures Team on futures@progressgroup. org.uk, or contact us on 03333 204555.