What we achieve would not be possible without the support of our partners who help fund our work.
Vestia Key Partners
Vestia is part of The Community Housing Group (TCHG). As part of TCHG, Vestia can call on group support services including Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology. This enables Vestia staff to focus on delivering services and making a difference in people's lives.
Vestia delivers several pieces of work for TCHG including; tenant involvement, employee training, management and development of its Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy plus helping to secure grants to support the development of community projects and facilities.
Vestia works with several of the largest Housing Associations in Worcestershire through the Worcestershire Family Intervention Project and our growing work towards helping long term unemployed into work.
In partnership with these Housing Associations, Vestia can deliver a county wide service with a local or district flavour. Currently our partner Housing Associations are; Fortis Living, Nexus Housing, Rooftop Housing, Wyre Forest Community Housing, Bromsgrove Districh Housing Trust and Redditch Borough Council Housing.
Worcestershire County Council (WCC) is facing real challenges with smaller budgets and increasing pressure on services from vulnerable communities. The County Council is however committed to tackling inequality and improving quality of life for all residents and works actively with Voluntary and Community Sector organisations like Vestia to achieve this. Vestia is pleased to work with WCC on the Worcestershire Stronger Families program, where they are principle funder. WCC Adult Libraries and Learning are supporting our growing employability work as a co-funder through the Skills Funding Agency.
Working with Wyre Forest District Council and the local Councillors is important for Vestia as they provide a strategic overview of the area and the Councillors have a wealth of local knowledge that ensures we avoid duplication on community projects. Working together we can have a positive impact on neighbourhoods, offering a platform to residents to express their views, as well as the Local Authority communicating their plans for the area.
Vestia is pleased to be working with the District Council and to have their practical and financial support to develop and grow the work around 'employability'.
Working with Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) through local Job Centre Plus (JCP), Vestia Training offer opportunities for unemployed to be supported to gain employment . This includes joint delivery of Sector Based Work Academies, where people attending an employment course are guaranteed a job interview for a position within our business.
The ContinU Trust is a charitable company established by the seven Secondary Schools of the Wyre Forest and Hagley, and Kidderminster College, with partner members from the Universities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton, Barnardo's and Worcestershire County Council. This unique collaboration of high quality education providers has the shared purpose of supporting all young people in the area to achieve their potential. Vestia is delighted to be working with ContinU on Wyre Forest Early Help 0-19ys.
Barnardo's transforms the lives of vulnerable children across the UK through the work of its projects, campaigning and research. They believe they can bring out the best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence.
Barnardo's have been working in Wyre Forest for the last 15 years, managing Children Centres on behalf of the County Council.
Vestia is delighted to be working with Barnardo's on Wyre Forest Early Help 0-19 years.
Worcester Community Trust is a registered charity that puts community at the forefront of the development of new and existing services, enabling everyone from across the whole city to get involved. It manages seven community centres in Worcester, providing space and facilities for community use and activities and services for children, young people and the wider community. We are constantly exploring new and innovative ways of involving our communities in developing new activities and services.
Vestia Training offers a Level 1 City & Guilds Employability qualification to help unemployed gain skills to increase their job opportunities. This programme is delivered in partnership with Heart of Worcestershire College, and is funded by the Skills Funding Agency.
The Skills Funding Agency fund skills training for further education (FE) in England. They support over 1,000 colleges, private training organisations, and employers with more than £4 billion of funding each year. They are responsible for giving colleges, training organisations and employers the right funding to help young adults, the low skilled, and the unemployed to get the skills they need for employment. Through local Colleges they support our work training unemployed.