Futures' Tenancy Support & Employability manager, Jenny Jackson has joined the board of Communities that Work, the national body for social housing and employment.

Jenny has worked in housing for the last 12 years and since 2016 has led the development of Futures’ employment advice services. Jenny started working with Communities that Work at this same time, and over the years has progressed from attending regular meetings and networking sessions, to setting up the Midlands Housing and Employment Forum, to now as of June, successfully becoming a board member.

Jenny said: “I’m thrilled to have joined the board for Communities that Work after being involved with them for eight years. By being on the board, I can give a voice to a smaller housing association like Futures, lobby for our sector and show how important it is that we support customers to develop and grow through employability.”

Communities that Work links housing, employment, and government together, to drive more and better jobs and earnings for working age tenants and residents.

Jenny said: “Futures is already a member of Communities that Work as we share the goal of supporting people into rewarding, sustainable employment. That’s what I’m passionate about too. I’m passionate about supporting people, getting them to see their potential and engaging them in the services that can bring this potential out.

“It’s the start of an exciting time and I’m looking forward to working with the team.”

To find out more about Communities that Work, please visit their website here.