Care and Support

Training and employment opportunities in Cambridge

6/02/2015

Our Care and Support work academy in Cambridge is a two-week training course for job-seekers interested in kick-starting a career in care. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be guaranteed an interview for a permanent job with our own Care and Support team! To qualify, you’ll need to be claiming...More

Volunteering opportunities with SWiSH

2/02/2015

Southwark Wellbeing Support at Home (SWiSH) aims to enable vulnerable adults, 18 years and over to live independently in their homes avoiding unplanned hospital admissions with personalised support as and when needed. We are recruiting volunteers to be part of the team, to help us promote this new and dynamic...More

New ‘Wellbeing at Home’ service launches in Waltham Forest

19/01/2015

This new free service has been developed in association with the NHS and focuses on supporting customers to live independently at home, thereby avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions. There are many reasons why people can, from time to time, find living at home a bit of a struggle, for example after...More

Do you, or someone you know, want to improve your English skills?

7/11/2014

Do you want to improve your English? Our new one-to-one English language teaching project in Derby and Lambeth is for migrant women who would like to express themselves more clearly. We are keen to work with migrant women from outside the EU, who aren’t seeking refuge, have been in the UK...More

Metropolitan awarded mental health support service contract in Essex

28/10/2014

Metropolitan has been awarded the contract to implement a new mental health Intensive Enablement supported housing service across Essex. The three-year contract, which was awarded following a competitive tendering process, started in mid-September and has a two-year extension option. Metropolitan is the sole support partner to Essex County Council for...More

Become a Dementia Friend

17/06/2014

We’re supporting the Dementia Friends campaign to raise awareness of the disease and how you can help people in your community living with it. The campaign, organised by Public Health England and Alzheimer’s Society, aims to create a network of one million Dementia Friends across England by 2015. Chances are...More

STAR (Survey of tenants and residents)

28/08/2013

Over the next few weeks we will be contacting approximately 2,000 of our customers, either by phone, email or letter to find out how satisfied they are with our services. This is part of STAR (Survey of Tenants and Residents) and should only take about 5-10 minutes if contacted by...More

Cheap stamps for benefit claimants this Christmas

6/11/2012

Starting today, the Royal Mail are launching a Christmas stamp scheme which will enable customers in receipt of Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance or Incapacity Benefit to buy First and Second Class stamps at 2011 prices. Customers can buy a total of 36 stamps, at a cost of 46p...More

Home Learning Project bursts with colour and life

1/10/2012

01/10/2012: Metropolitan’s Home Learning Project celebrated its successes on 21 September with a lively party of volunteers, project partners and refugee learner participants, some of whom previously didn’t even have the confidence to leave their homes. The Home Learning Project, funded by Big Lottery, has been providing ESOL (English for Speakers of...More

Legal eagles give community project for refugees a lick of paint

1/10/2012

28/09/2012: A community project based in Sheffield has been given a dose of TLC after a group of trainee solicitors from national law firm Irwin Mitchell traded an afternoon in the boardroom for a DIY challenge as part of a new induction programme.  Metropolitan’s Station Foyer in Sheffield, which provides...More

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