Blue Triangle’s Holland Street service has been working in conjunction with Job and Business Glasgow, to provide their service user group of young homelessness people with employment, training, and education opportunities.
This work has resulted in Blue Triangle Holland Street winning Jobs and Business Glasgow’s Success in Partnership Award. The Holland Street service is commissioned by Glasgow City Council Social Work services and is a direct access service for 18 to 35 year olds who are affected by homelessness. Many of those accessing the service have experienced multiple levels of exclusion because of drug and alcohol dependency, mental health problems and engagement with criminal justice services.
Lesley Ross, Bridging Service Operations Manager (Jobs and Business Glasgow) said,
“The close partnership formed between Jobs & Business Glasgow and Blue Triangle Housing Association has been pivotal to the success of the clients who have embraced the employability support on offer. Employment, training and education opportunities provide sustainable solutions out of homelessness and we are delighted to have developed this strong professional relationship with Blue Triangle Housing Association.”
Fiona Stringfellow, Chief Executive, Blue Triangle (Glasgow) Housing Association, said
“We are delighted to have achieved this recognition of our partnership working with Jobs and Business Glasgow. This demonstrates that good outcomes can be achieved for vulnerable homeless people with complex needs given the right resources to help them overcome the barriers. My gratitude goes to our staff on the ground who work tirelessly with and for our service users and also to the staff of Jobs and Business Glasgow who have been great to work with in achieving these outcomes.”