Housing group host young leaders

Last week 24 budding young leaders were given a unique insight into the diverse work of the district’s biggest social housing provider.

The delegates from the Bradford Lead programme met Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive Geraldine Howley and took part in a series of interactive sessions with the housing group’s Organisational Development Team looking at its work investing in young people.

They were also given a presentation on Incommunities’ strategic plan – Improving lives to 2040 – which outlines the group’s ambitions to invest in more new homes, build strong communities and improve people’s lives.

The Bradford Lead programme is supported by Bradford Council and aims to equip more young people from BME backgrounds to be successful leaders and play an active role in their communities.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive said: “It was great to share our expertise and experience of how we, as a group, strive to invest in young people and their communities through programmes such as GEM, our apprenticeship work and through our active links with schools.

“We are keen to inspire more young people to achieve their ambitions and Bradford Lead is a great way to unlock the potential of our younger generation.

“Hopefully, the visit to Incommunities will have encouraged these young people to explore for themselves how they can take the lead in achieving their goals as future leaders.”

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