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Positive Footprints to speak at HQN event about how housing associations are inspiring children

Leading housing associations from around the country will be attending a HQN event hosted by Positive Footprints on Thursday 18th March 2021 to discuss best practice in the industry.

The role of housing associations as anchor institutions has never been more important. They are uniquely placed to deliver inclusive and social solutions to support communities most at risk from the pending recession and rising levels of unemployment.

They can do that by working with Positive Footprints to provide the award-winning Raising Aspirations programme to schools in their area.

The unique programme even gave one lucky pupil the opportunity to be the CEO for a day at The Sovini Group and they will be speaking about their experience at the event. 

Positive Footprints works with a host of forward-thinking housing associations including Regenda Homes, Homes in Sedgemoor, Cobalt Housing, Calico Homes, Gentoo Homes, Harrogate Housing Association, Yorkshire Housing, Wakefield District Housing and many more.

Lesley Burrows, Managing Director of Positive Footprints, said: “Social value is of huge importance to businesses in our communities. By investing in people, we can ensure our communities are safer and more prosperous. When anchor institutions like housing associations support the Raising Aspirations programme they are not only investing in the next generation of people, but investing in themselves.”

One of the schools who benefit from this kind of best practice in the housing sector are Flakefleet Primary School, famous for making it to the final of Britain’s Got Talent.

Dave McPartlin, Head Teacher of Flakefleet Primary School, will also be a guest speaker at the HQN event. He said: “We must encourage all our children to have aspirations and we can do that at primary level with the Raising Aspirations programme. It’s fantastic and takes hardly any extra work. And is a great opportunity to make a difference.”

This interactive session will highlight how in partnership with Positive Footprints, housing associations across the country are changing the story for nearly 14,000 children and young people through the Raising Aspirations programme to help open up the world of work and build resilience from an early age.

The event is FREE for HQN members or £60 for non-members.

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