Our Success





Education, Employment & Training

At First Housing we consider it a key priority to help people who are homeless or temporarily housed to access training and employment opportunities. 


Our Pathways from Homelessness initiative is designed to help people who are homeless make a successful transition to independence through education, training or employment. By offering residents and service users information, guidance and assistance on local employment and training services we have stimulated the development of new approaches and services that engage the support of educational institutions, training providers and the business community in which to create and expand work opportunities for our clients.

We offer a wide range of training, pre-employment programmes and flexible, innovative and targeted initiatives and services, including life skills training and short courses on first aid, child development, parenting, health and safety and sexual health. We also offer assistance and practical support on aspects of employment preparation such as formulating CVs, interview skills and presentation.

In 2007 the residents and former service users of Ramona House established a gardening project to grow flowers for Oxfam shops and fresh vegetables for the local community. This project and other volunteering opportunities have helped dispel some of the negative stereotypes often imposed on people who suffer from alcohol addiction. They have also enhanced the self-confidence, skills and employability of our residents so that they can enter and progress in the labour market.





 First Housing Charity Number: XR19886