Published: 5th Mar 2019

The London housing association One Housing Group has paired up with the ‘happiness training’ start-up Haptivate in a bid to improve the mental well-being of social housing customers and staff. The housing association, which manages around 17,000 homes in London and the south east of England, has started a new social economy partnership with Haptivate, which gives the start-up discounted commercial space on its premises. Haptivate now operates a well-being training centre at Arlington House, the UK’s largest homeless hostel, offering well-being workshops for One Housing staff as well as targeted workshops for the unemployed. David Leeves, One Housing’s director of social mobility, says: ‘All good organisations are switched on to the importance of wellbeing and offering workshops with Haptivate is a great way to do something practical to address it. ‘Their novel approach has meant that the sessions have attracted many people who would not naturally have thought to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)