Manningham Housing Association staff have been enjoying a new initiative that gets them out into the community. Each team member has been invited to volunteer on a project or with a local charitable group for one day a quarter, including working in food banks, charity shops, or as part of community clean ups. The scheme is part of the Association’s revised human resources strategy, which aims to broaden workplace experiences whilst benefitting the wider population in Bradford and Keighley.
CEO, Lee Bloomfield said it was important that MHA staff were able to get as close as possible to the communities they serve whilst enhancing their personal skills.
“Our customers rely on us for more than bricks and mortar and our team members are always keen to help those in need in any way they can. It deepens the knowledge of MHA staff and can make a tangible difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in Bradford and Keighley. Everyone taking part will prepare a short summary of what they have done and this will form part of the MHA annual report. Our staff are strongly supportive of the initiative and look forward to undertaking challenging new tasks.”