What is 'HENNE'?

The Housing Employment Network North East (HENNE) is a partnership of thirteen north east housing providers working together with customers, communities, and stakeholders to deliver a coordinated, strategic approach to employability.

HENNE is a partnership between Tyne Housing, Gentoo Group, North Star Housing, Your Homes Newcastle, Johnnie Johnson Housing, Karbon Homes, Home Group, Livin Housing, Bernicia Homes, believe housing, Beyond Housing, Oasis Community Housing and Thirteen Group. These organisations are collectively responsible for more than 190,000 homes across the north-east.

Supporting customers to overcome barriers to employment

Research has highlighted that the number of barriers to gaining employment can be greater for people living in social housing. Through collaboration, partnership, and development of practical solutions HENNE aim to support our customers to overcome barriers to employment, develop skills and experience and provide employment opportunities.  

As housing providers, with deep roots in communities across the north-east, HENNE partners already play a key role in supporting our customers to prepare for, find and progress into decent work. HENNE aims to build on this collective knowledge and experience of delivering a wide range of employability programmes and specialist provision for those furthest from the employment market.

HENNE seeks to boost prosperity in communities

HENNE has an unrivalled ability to reach and successfully work with a range of individuals, households and communities including those who have multiple barriers to employment and who are economically inactive.

As a partnership, HENNE is committed to listening and learning from our customers and communities, to create employment services that are shaped by their needs. HENNE seeks to boost prosperity in communities and across the region with an aim of supporting people to thrive.