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Living Map of Jobs Innovators

Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, have recently relaunched their Living Map of Jobs Innovators (jobsinnovators.org), a guide to some of the most exciting things going on at the moment in the world of tackling unemployment, creating jobs and improving work. The website currently has about 120 ex...

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The sweet smell of success

A year ago, 22 year-old Jamie Kemp had just started his own business as a chocolatier, creating handmade chocolates and truffles. Jamie had been unemployed when he came back from his travels in Costa Rica where he went to research and discover how chocolate is made; ‘from bean to bar’. Aft...

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Describe GUAC in three words

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxh6Uk_Ma80 GUAC works with approx 50 different members across the country as well as ERSA and other housing, employment and public sector organisations and described our work as ‘influencing, sharing and partnerships’. How do you describe GUAC in just three...

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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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