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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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Genesis sign up to Give us a Chance

Genesis Housing Association, has become the latest housing organisation to take up membership of GUAC, the leading consortium of social landlords in the employment and skills sector. As one of the UK’s leading housing associations, Genesis own or manage around 33,000 homes across London and the...

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GUAC members joined OCR for a webinar on Digital Employability

GUAC members joined OCR for a webinar on Digital Employability, on Tuesday 19 July 2016. You can click on this link to listen to the WebEx (recording). The slides from the webinar are here and the responses to questions posed can be found here. If you have any questions regarding any of the...

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US inspired Jobs-Plus builds opportunity for UK social housing tenants

A US inspired programme is being developed in the UK to boost employment amongst social housing tenants. The project, which is being modelled on the US Jobs-Plus initiative, is being delivered in partnership between the UK based Learning and Work Institute, the US based research centre MDRC, and ...

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