Community

At Houghton International we aim to make a positive contribution to the community in which we operate.

Your Homes Newcastle / Newcastle City Council employment initiative

Left to right – Counsellor Joyce McCarty, Deputy Leader Newcastle City Council, Stuart Campbell, Employability manager, YHN, Nick Brown MP, Felicia Hetherington, Administration Support Assistant, YHN, John Lee, Chief Executive YHN.

Left to right – Counsellor Joyce McCarty, Deputy Leader Newcastle City Council, Stuart Campbell, Employability manager, YHN, Nick Brown MP, Felicia Hetherington, Administration Support Assistant, YHN,
John Lee, Chief Executive YHN.

Michael Mitten presenting at the Your Homes Newcastle Event

Michael Mitten presenting at the Your Homes Newcastle Event

On 14th February 2014 the company hosted the launch of an initiative to deliver employment in the Walker area of the city through targeting local employers.

The event was organised by Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) and Newcastle City Council with guest speaker Nick Brown MP.

The Journal, 24th February 2014

Paid work opportunities, including apprenticeships, are good for business, local people and the economy.

That was the message housing management company Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) and Newcastle City Council brought to a group of 26 businesses in Walker, Newcastle, recently.

The two organisations are working on a project aimed at involving businesses in developing the skills of local workers through offering placements with the potential for longer-term, sustainable jobs.

The Living and Working in Walker event was part of much wider initiative to get more people back into work in the Newcastle council ward most affected by the Government’s welfare reforms.

During the day, hosted by Newcastle firm Houghton International, the council’s deputy leader Joyce McCarty welcomed representatives from the likes of Blue Line Taxis, Automotive Group, MGM, Regal Catering and Greggs.

Newcastle East MP Nick Brown, meanwhile, spoke of his support for the project, while YHN employees gave presentations, detailing help they will offer to businesses that get involved.

The organisation is offering to assist in the identification of suitable candidates, provide a named contact to offer support throughout the placement, provide training for the employee pre-placement and give regular practical support through the first six months to ease the transition. In some circumstances, a financial incentive may also be offered.

For further information see The Journal – Your Homes Newcastle and Newcastle City Council project promotes value of apprenticeships

“We are extremely grateful to Houghton International for hosting this event and to Nick Brown MP for attending. We were thrilled to see so many local employers showing an interest in providing job opportunities for the people of Walker.”

Bedlington Bulldogs Junior girls football team

Bedlington Bulldogs Junior girls football team

Bedlington Bulldogs Junior girls football team

The team enjoyed a successful 2012/13 season. Key achievements included;

  • Finished runners up in the U11’s Northumberland Girls League
  • Winners of the U11’s Northumberland Girls League Cup
  • Finalists of the U12’s Cramlington Utd Tournament
  • Beaten on penalties in the Semi Final of the Carlisle City Cup
  • Finalists of the Blackpool 7’s Tournament
  • Finalists in the Hirst Welfare U11’s Girls Cup
  • Finalists in the Redcar McKinley Cup U12’s Girls
  • Invited to play in the “Champions League” in York

“Firstly may I thank Houghton International once again for your continued support. Without the generosity of yourself donating through local business a lot of our successes may never have materialized.”