Clarion Housing Group

Clarion Housing Group

BackgroundClarion Housing Group

Clarion Housing Group is the largest social housing provider in England with sector leading Community Investment provision targeting residents and their local communities.

YETI was procured to support the Love London Working project, a pan-London training and employment initiative led by Clarion in partnership with 15 other housing providers.

The challenge

Love London Working is a European Social Fund (ESF) funded project administered by the Greater London Authority (GLA).  Reporting requirements are relatively complex.

Clarion needed a system which supported the coordination of information across the partnership to meet ESF reporting requirements, including financial claims.  They needed something that worked for all members of their operational team, and had flexibility to help them meet their unique business needs.

Spreadsheet-based systems had been used in the past with limited success, and the scale of Love London Working exceeded what was feasible to manage in Excel.

They required a database which allowed for multi-source data entry, provided control for them as lead and promoted accuracy in data entry from their Delivery Partners.

The solution

YETI was chosen following an intense and detailed procurement process.  CogniSoft’s vast industry knowledge and experience, together with the company’s successful use of YETI to deliver an in-house programme helping residents back to work, inspired confidence that YETI would support advisors in the various demands involved in recording and meeting customers’ needs.

The system was configured to exactly meet Clarion’s requirements, with training delivered so staff were able to take full advantage of the efficiencies the system provides.

John Westby, Head of Fundraising and Business Development at Clarion, commented, ‘YETI provides an effective and user friendly solution that takes account of Clarion’s needs as lead, as well as those of the Delivery Partners, to address stringent ESF contractual compliance requirements.’

Powerful case management

YETI is a proven Skills and Employability system that offers effective case management coupled with powerful reporting to manage and evidence your delivery.

Combining manual and automated processes and integrating with leading complementary systems, including ePortfolio systems, Universal Job Match and Government funding systems.

YETI offers the most complete and user-friendly system for advisors delivering employability and skills programmes.

YETI features:

  • In-built forms covering all major funding streams including DWP, ESFA, ESF and Big Lottery
  • Sector specific standard reports and validated funding claims
  • Dashboards for information sharing at a glance
  • Employer Engagement and CRM tracking interactions from all stakeholders
  • Managed access, limiting sensitive data to access from key personnel only
  • GDPR ready, with tools to help organisations meet data protection requirements and respond to data subject requests
  • Fully web-based and ISO 27001 Security Certified

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