The Community Impact Awards recognise the vast range of neighbourhood projects run by housing associations above and beyond providing homes.

Family Mosaic’s  Employment Team faced tough competition from 12 other shortlisted schemes, but was able to beat them all to be crowned the overall London winner of the National Housing Federation’s Community Impact Awards.

Personalised support and jobs brokerage

To date since the start of the Family Mosaic employment programme, it has supported over 750 people into work, including 140 this year alone. This year has seen an increased investment by Family Mosaic and an expansion of the programme to include more employment liaison officers to offer personalised employment support and a specialist job brokerage service which engages directly with employers to secure opportunities for our residents and customers.  This applies to Old Oak tenants too.

The achievement at the Community Impact Awards is recognition of Family Mosaic’s commitment to building the futures of residents and customers through training and employment opportunities, and should prove a boost to the Employment Team in achieving the ambitious target of supporting 1000 people into jobs over the next three years.

National Housing Federation London Lead Manager Michelle Smith said:

 “Their projects show how housing associations go far beyond providing people with homes – they help residents live life to the full and create healthy and happy neighbourhoods. I wish Family Mosaic luck as they head to the competition’s national finals.”

Sarah Mbatha Regional Director said:

“To win the overall London award is a huge achievement and I am so happy to see the hard work of the Employment Team recognised and rewarded.”

David Leach Director of Old Oak Housing Association said:

“Well done to Old Oak Housing Association, a subsidiary of the Family Mosaic group, whose shortlisting in the Improving Neighbourhoods category also represents a significant achievement.”