Improving Housing Services

The innovative housing course aims to develop Lewisham residents’ skills and job prospects and increase employment in the area.

Date: 21 March 2017

‘Improving Housing Services,’ is hosted by London Metropolitan University, for Lewisham council tenants and leaseholders to help develop their skills and job prospects.

The three day course, held at Lewisham Homes Office, is run by Patrick Mulrenan, course leader for BSc Community Development and Leadership. It covers all aspects of the housing service. So far the course has helped 10 people secure full-time employment or further training. Two of the participants have also gone on to become members of the management board of Lewisham Homes.

"The aim of this course is to help Islington and Lewisham residents engage with their landlords and further their career prospects,” said Patrick.

“We started this course in 2015, and run it twice a year. This meets London Met’s mission to 'transform lives.' I am proud of the work we have done."

39 participants have shown an interest in the short course.

Image: Patrick Mulrenan, BSc Community Development and Leadership course leader (far left), and Jo Skinner, Head of the School of Social Sciences (second left), at the awards ceremony at a garden party at the Albany Theatre in Deptford held on 23 July 2016. They are pictured with Lewisham residents who have passed the course.