Working with the adult learning and skills team, the main purpose of the scheme is to develop learners to a stage where they are tenant-ready and to prepare people for the transition to independent living and to create sustainable tenancies within our own stock and across all tenures within Selby district.
The eligibility criteria for learners include:
- being aged 19
- having evidence that the customer needs additional preparation for transition into independent living or additional skills to manage their existing tenancy
- having a history of failed tenancies
- being willing to engage with the training
The customer can be referred into the scheme by other partner agencies within the district but ultimately the housing options team leader and community officer supervisor will make a final decision on who is put forward.
- housing options
- understanding a tenancy
- preparing to move
- independent living
- settling down – getting involved
The course consists of five modules and will be delivered in a classroom environment within a community centre setting over five consecutive weeks.
Further training needs, such as budgeting skills, may be identified during these sessions and the referring department will be notified of specific details and completion by the adult learning service so that we can build up a skills portfolio for potential and existing tenants and customers.
The session will last for up to three hours and be for groups of about eight to ten people.
The Moving Forward pre-tenancy training programme is accredited and, on successful completion of the course, learners will receive a certificate confirming their achievement. The learner can then use this training to build up their skill set on a CV or can be used when they approach landlords, employers, voluntary organisations to evidence their commitment and the successful learning they have undertaken.