Phoenix Academy: The Graduates 2015

Updated: 4 July 2015 at 17:03pm

Over 20 residents have recently graduated from a nine-week social housing course.

The Phoenix Academy, now in it's second year, is a one-of-a-kind course. Students are given insight into the social housing world including its history, day to day operations and what the future holds. Trips to the Houses of Parliament and the Greater London Authority were also arranged, which everyone enjoyed.                                              

The graduation ceremony included speeches from Phoenix Chief Executive, Jim Ripley and Chair of the Board, Pat Fordham MBE. Residents were also presented with certificates and shared their stories on what they'd learnt and enjoyed most.

There was lots of positive feedback about the sessions:

"It's the best Phoenix course I have attended." Diane St Claire

"I enjoyed the Academy very much, I'm now encouraging other people that I know to get involved with Phoenix." Husseina Hamza

This isn't the end of the journey - some of the Academy graduates are taking their learnings to the next stage and undertaking the CIH Level 2 Certificate in Housing Practice.