In January 2019 the social business recruitment company Cordant People partnered with the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, Centrepoint with the aim of not only fundraising for the cause but also to use their skills and expertise as a recruitment business to help young homeless people into the world of work.
This month, Cordant’s MD, Kelly Kendall, attended the opening of Centrepoint’s Apprenticeship House. Prince William carried out the opening which marks Centrepoint’s 50th Anniversary. Apprenticeship House will house seven young people who have been provided apprenticeship opportunities to get them into employment with an affordable housing option whilst still receiving support from Centrepoint.
Cordant People are partnering with Centrepoint as they embark on their new Independent Living Programme to assist with work placements, career advice and recruitment industry expertise. The next stage of the programme is due to open in Spring 2020, offering up to 30 young homeless people affordable, independent living and employment opportunities.
“Partnering with Centrepoint and knowing that we are able to use our recruitment skills and knowledge to help offer young people opportunities that they may not have had access to otherwise really brings the spirit of Cordant’s Social Business mission to life,” said Kendall. “I am incredibly proud of the work we have done with Centrepoint over the past 10 months. Our partnership has grown from strength to strength and we are honoured to be a part of the Independent Living Programme.”