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Latest member day – report and useful links

20 GUAC members joined us for the latest member day in July, which we ran in partnership with the Enterprise Cube.  The day specialised in developing Resident Entrepreneurs amongst our communities and working out how Universal Credit would operate for the self employed. The Enterprise Cube tea...

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Give us a Chance at Into Work – Our sessions

GUAC are delivering a range of sessions at Into Work 2016. Please drop into our sessions to meet GUAC members, advisers and Board members, we guarantee a warm welcome! Our sessions: Day 1 – Monday 11th July, 3pm: Housing, health and employment: a transformational approach to changing...

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GUAC signs new partnership to promote tenants’ employment prospects

Closer links were forged today between training providers and social housing providers for the benefit of housing association tenants with a new Memorandum of Understanding announced between the Association of Employment and Learning Providers and Give us a Chance. The announcement at the AELP Na...

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Official launch – A Joint Plan for Housing and Employment Services to tackle unemployment

The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) and Give us a Chance (GUAC) have today launched a housing and employment support services joint plan outlining how joint working between the sectors can be encouraged for the benefit of tenants, residents and whole communities. ERSA is the repres...

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GUAC members have been invited to participate in a short survey by Ixion

Dear GUAC members, Ixion is a not-for-profit group that is part of Anglia Ruskin University, delivering government funded programmes to the hardest-to-help individuals across the UK since 1995. We are currently designing services for European Social Fund projects and our aim is to work with lo...

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Wellbeing valuation: measuring our social value today

Measuring the value that we invest into our communities can be hard to do. GUAC’s supported approach – called the Wellbeing valuation model – considers data from national surveys and analyses the factors that affect our wellbeing – such as community activities, personal support or extra trai...

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