Housing and employment

People who rent their home from the council or a housing association are twice as likely to be unemployed and three times as likely to be economically inactive than private renters or homeowners. Social tenants who are in work are more likely to be in insecure work and on low pay.

People who rent their home from the council or a housing association are far more likely to be out of work, and those who are in employment are more likely to be low paid and in insecure jobs.

Across the UK, housing associations and other social landlords play a vital role in supporting their residents to access good work, and to progress in work.

We work with housing associations to design and evaluate high-quality employment and skills support for their residents and the communities they serve.

Along with a number of housing association partners, we are working to develop and test a Jobs Plus model for the UK. Building on a successful model from the US, Jobs Plus is neighbourhood-based, and community-led approach to boosting employment and supporting financial independence.

Housing, Learning and Work conference

The conference brought together policymakers and practitioners from across the housing, employment and skills sectors to examine the policy agenda and share best practice
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