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Bags of Help – an opportunity for members

National communities and environment charity, Groundwork, are appealing to GUAC members to take part in the Bags of Help scheme, which can provide funding opportunities for local community improvement initiatives. Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme, which helps fund local proj...

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Feeling the Pulse in 2017: tell us what you want, need, and think!

In the new year, we’ll be surveying members, experts and industry stakeholders through a short ‘feeling the pulse’ survey, to understand and review GUAC and sector priorities for the coming year. With the changes brought on by political change, continued economic challenges and upheavals wi...

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Transforming Lives; in action with GUAC

Last month, Give us a Chance chair, Ian Simpson, was invited to contribute to Blackburn College’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. Ian spoke to current students about the work that housing organisations do to help transform lives, and create life changing employment opportunities. Speaking alongsi...

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GUAC Annual Reception kick starts our ‘new year’

Give us a Chance and Peter Aldous MP welcomed over 120 guests to the House of Commons Terrace on 3rd November. It was an evening of celebration and inspiring stories, from just a few of the people that GUAC members have helped into work over the past 12 months, drawn from a dazzling array of high qu...

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GUAC host Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Last week, Give us a Chance met with Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Rt Hon Damian Green MP, to showcase the work of our members, and to highlight the important role that housing organisations play in helping their tenants into employment. At the meeting, GUAC lead Lynsey Boother, took ...

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GUAC at NHF annual conference, Birmingham

Join GUAC at the annual NHF conference, taking place in Birmingham this week. On Thursday 22 September GUAC and ERSA will be hosting a joint workshop, 12-1pm, in the main exhibition area. The session, entitled “Homes and Jobs: options on bidding, integrating and blending housing and employme...

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