A CHARITY launched by a West Yorkshire-based HR and employment law company to help homeless and recently homeless people across Leeds and Kirklees back into employment has received endorsement from Leeds City Council and support from Leeds City Housing.
The Howarth Foundation, established by Cleckheaton-based Howarths in February, has received the endorsement after recruiting 20 regional companies onto its ‘Business Building Futures’ programme in less than 12 months.
The programme sees The Howarth Foundation work with the partner companies to provide skills training, work experience and employment opportunities to individuals who have been identified as ready to re-enter full or part-time employment.
The endorsement from Leeds City Council will allow the charity to use the council’s crest across marketing and promotional material.
Individuals who are on the waiting list for a council owned home in Leeds and satisfy the requirements of the Business Building Futures programme can also be given priority by Leeds City Housing.