'News article' archive

GUAC and DWP meet to discuss employment support

GUAC members met with DWP Officials in Sheffield to discuss how Housing Associations could help deliver better service integration with future employment support programmes. GUAC members explained how many Housing Associations wanted a more shared approach with Employment Providers as we are ofte...

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Centre for Cities report – Delivering Change: What Housing Associations can tell us about employment and skills

Centre for Cities published a report on housing, employment and skills in June this year. They reference the GUAC:ERSA manifesto and also featured a few case studies including some GUAC members (Guinness, Great Places, Hyde) You can read more about the report here: www.centreforcities.org/public...

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GUAC Board member in the news: Coast and Country does not only supply social housing, it also provides skills

This article was originally posted on the Business Quarter website on 11th August 2015 - http://www.bqlive.co.uk/2015/08/11/relaxed-approach-pays/ Steven McCorry, who is profoundly deaf, had been out of work for more than five years and found it difficult to gain work experience. But then he d...

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New Give us a Chance board

Give us a Chance is moving towards becoming a not-for-profit incorporated Company. The future directors elected Ian Simpson from Guinness as the new Chair who will take over from Kate Shone of Forum Housing. Ian said of his new role, “I fee extremely privileged to lead the consortium and wou...

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IntoWork 2015 event

Last week Give us a Chance members attended the national IntoWork Convention in London. The event featured speeches from among others Employment Minister Priti Patel and Shadow Employment Minister Stephen Timms. IntoWork featured a wide range of debates and discussions looking at subjects incl...

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Guinness, partnerships and GUAC – Inside Housing magazine feature

Ian Simpson from Guinness features in the latest edition of Inside Housing magazine and explains why partnership working is a successful way to help tenants get back into work. In the article Ian, an established member of GUAC, talks about Guinness’s 10-year old partnership with social enterpri...

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