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Fusion21 support Orbit’s ‘Fit for the future’ research

Fusion21 have part funded key employment research, commissioned by Orbit and carried out by the Learning and Work Institute.

Today, over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home with the aim of ensuring the homes they provide and the places they create are good quality, affordable and safe. They also play an active part in the neighbourhoods where they work, supporting local economies and social activity to create thriving communities.

Orbit focus on increasing engagement with their customers to ensure they add real value by enriching lives in the local communities where they work. They saw that there was a need to undertake this research and share the insights with other housing associations and other organisations providing employment support services via a webinar.

The employment research entitled ‘Fit for the Future’, focuses on two key areas:

  1. What the employment landscape will look like in the next ten years and,
  2. What a ‘fit for purpose’ employment service should look like.

Simon Lieberman, Investment & Commissioning Manager at Orbit commented “The research has been invaluable in enabling us to completely rethink our employment support offer to ensure it meet the realities of the future world of work and the needs of our customers ensure our longer term impact.”

Mark Chadwick, Director of Business Services at Fusion21 added “We are pleased to support Orbit with their research and are encouraged by the findings which will help communities across the UK.”

On Thursday 4 June 2020 at 2pm in an hour-long webinar Orbit launched the findings of their latest employment research, Fit for the Future.

The research findings where launched with a guest speaker from the Learning and Work Institute and a Q&A chaired by Communities That Work, including a discussion on how the sector can collaborate on the findings and recommendations.

You can read the full report here and you can listen to the webinar recording here.