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GUAC 2015 Annual Reception

Give us a Chance members came together this week to celebrate our greatest year yet at the Annual Reception, hosted by Peter Aldous MP on the Terrace Pavilion – a great venue at the heart of the House of Commons, overlooking the Thames.

Over 150 guests heard our principal guest speaker, Lord Freud, Minister of State for Welfare Reform, endorse the valuable role that GUAC members play across the housing sector in supporting more people into work, towards the goal of full employment. Peter Aldous MP recognised the growth in GUAC membership to 49 organisations and was pleased to announce that this year’s reception was the biggest yet, held in the Commons’ most prestigious venue.

Kirsty McHugh, CEO of ERSA and key partner of GUAC endorsed our work further and emphasised the value and power of partnerships. Our three special guests were introduced by Alex Stevenson, Chief Operating Officer at G4S Employment Services.

Shane Hughes, Paul Hill and Matthew Wood all spoke from the heart about what employment support had meant to them and how connections to GUAC members, working in partnerships locally, had turned their lives around and got them into meaningful employment with brighter futures.

GUAC members made even more connections on the night to employment services so the annual reception really signifies the start of another year in the growth and partnership development that personify the Give us a Chance consortium.

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New GUAC Chair elected

Give us a Chance (GUAC) board members have elected a new Chair of the Board, following Jayne Entwistle’s departure from Great Places. Board member Jon Fisher, Head of Communities at Sovereign, takes over the role as Chair from today, Monday 10th September. Speaking of his appointment, Jon Fi...

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Sign up for the joint ERSA and Give us a Chance conference, London, 12 September 2018

Join ERSA and GUAC at this one day conference in central London on 12 September. The conference will play host to over 100 stakeholders and thought leaders from across the employment support and housing sectors and seeks to provide theoretical and practical examples of integrated services that ar...

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