February 2017 saw strategy days for Himilo Training and Ashley Community Housing as we plan how to help more learners and tenants in the coming year to become active members of the community.
Himilo Training is a subsidiary of Ashley Community Housing, established to upskill our tenants and refugee communities.
In Bristol, Himilo runs courses in ESOL and employability, training to help integration, and ICT courses designed to help people in the workplace as well as at home. In the West Midlands, we have recently opened a new training centre in Sandwell to run courses there and in Wolverhampton to upskill the unemployed, including developing confidence as well as financial and digital skills.
This was the first time the two Himilo teams had come together, meeting at a picturesque country retreat to work on an aligned vision. The teams shared, exchanged and challenged each other with ideas. As part of the day the team engaged in walking by the riverside to stimulate the discussion about future strategy.
A great day was had by all and all were in agreement that our purpose is to help our clients meet their changing aspirations and have the tools to improve their own lives and wellbeing.