Welcome to the website of this two-year project led by Dr Emma Wainwright               

at Brunel University London.

This project is funded by the Athena Swan Research Award, at Brunel University London.

In the recent years, Housing Associations have been increasingly expected to engage with the Government’s Work Programme and to provide training for work for their tenants. This project explores the expectations and experiences of Housing Association tenants enrolled on these courses and examine their impact on perception of further training and/or employment.

The project is based on interviews and focus groups with tenants who are currently or have recently taken up training for work courses through Housing Associations, as well as interviews with Housing Associations manager and training providers. This project is conducted in collaboration with Catalyst Housing, A2Dominion and East Thames.

More information on the project, the research team and the Housing Associations involved in the project is available via the above page tabs, or feel free to get in touch with any enquiries. The project ran from Aug 2014 to Aug2016.

The project final report can be found here.

The project team have been awarded further funding from the British Academy/ Leverhulme Trust for research on Housing Associations and Tenant Engagement. This project runs from July 2016 to September 2017 and will work with Catalyst Housing and A2Dominion.

Contact details

Dr Emma Wainwright

+44 (0)1895 266088

Department of Education

Environment, Health and Societies Research Institute (Welfare, Health and Wellbeing theme)

Halsbury Building, Brunel University London, Uxbridge UB8 3PH