Motiv8 Highly Commended at the UK Housing Awards

Motiv8 has been Highly Commended in this year’s UK Housing Awards, for the work they do to support people across Greater Manchester, in the Resident Employment and Training Award (over 15,000 homes) category.

The awards are organised by Inside Housing and celebrate the work done by the UK’s housing sector.

Martin Hilditch, editor of Inside Housing, said:

“The UK Housing Awards are about highlighting the and celebrating the work done by the UK’s housing sector. Congratulations to all the winners and commended entries. It really is an opportunity to highlight great performance and hopefully to help it spread more widely.”

The programme, which is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund, is focused on people facing complex challenges and barriers to work who are often left behind by other services. It works with people facing physical and mental health conditions, domestic abuse, homelessness and substance dependence. Almost two in three of the residents Motiv8 work with have been unemployed for at least five years.

Gill Brown, chair of Jigsaw Support Board said:

“Well done to the Motiv8 team. You’re all fantastic and provide an amazing and much needed service.”

Donna Kelly, Jigsaw Group Director Support and Neighbourhoods said:

“This is a fantastic end to what has been a difficult and challenging year for everyone. The pandemic has seen people across the country struggle with job losses and furlough. To be able to provide a service that will help people around 5,000 people with wellbeing, skills and support to get them closer to finding work is testament to the team and brilliant partnership working.”

Please visit www.motiv8mcr.org for more information.