Landmark anniversary for Fife employability project
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Staff were joined by colleagues from across the wider Kingdom Group at their office base in Glenrothes to mark the milestone achievement.
Kingdom Works, operated by Kingdom Housing Association, was set up in 2008 to support its customers and people in the wider community to access high-quality training to increase their employment prospects. Since then, it has supported over 8000 unemployed people, delivering accredited training to more than 5000 people, and helping over 4000 people into work.
Lynne Dunn, manager said, ”Our mission is to provide more than a home and Kingdom Works is a brilliant example of how we do that.”
Kingdom Works has created various innovative projects including work academies in construction, care, hospitality, security, and warehousing and has recently partnered with employers to offer training in offshore safety. It also offers free fitness classes and social football in partnership with Fife Sports and Leisure Trust and Raith Rovers Community Foundation.
The Kingdom Group has also appointed Tricia Hill as its new development director. She joins the organisation from Scottish Canals, where she is currently head of placemaking.
During her career, Tricia has led and delivered transformational new-build and regeneration projects within the city of Edinburgh and across Scotland, with a focus on creating sustainable communities, including modular and net-zero homes and active travel.
She said, “Kingdom is an organisation that is well known and well respected within the sector and also more broadly. It takes an innovative and progressive approach to new build and regeneration and that, in particular, is something that resonates strongly with me. I understand the importance of place and community and the role high-quality homes play.
“I am excited to continue my work building and enhancing communities to make lasting changes in the lives of our customers as well as shaping Kingdom’s ongoing development programme, Kingdom Works, and the Fife Care & Repair service.”
Tom Barclay, Kingdom Group chief executive said, “We have ambitious plans to build around 2000 high-quality affordable homes over the next five years. - homes that will provide the foundations for new and growing communities across the central belt.”