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Alliance Care Academy shortlisted for two awards

It’s been a successful couple of weeks for the Alliance Care Academy. Firstly the scheme was shortlisted for Community Impact Award Investing in People and this week for Business Leader's Business in the Community Award.

The Alliance Care Academy was set up to provide opportunities for people to gain new skills as a way into employment.

The Care Academy offers a training programme with a guaranteed job interview for people, interested in a career in Care. It was set up to fill a carer shortage in the area and break down barriers for unemployed residents and local people by giving them the confidence and support to succeed.

It is already helping to reduce the number of people waiting for care and is supporting residents to unlock their potential, gain relevant skills and confidence.

Within a month of being set up in October 2015, the first recruits had been offered jobs. We then ran a second Academy in February 2016 and one in May. 52 people have been through the Academy and we have offered 37 people jobs. All those who were offered a job were previously unemployed and 12 live in an Alliance Homes’ property.

The winner of the Community Impact Award Investing in People will be announced on 20 September and Business Leader Business in the Community Award will be announced on 22 September at the awards event.