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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 local organisations to design and deliver the best service possible to support the hardest to reach and most disadvantaged people. We are committed to incorporating the views and thoughts of local stakeholders as we develop and localise our solution through an open and consultative approach.

We would really appreciate your input by taking the time to complete our short survey that will ensure we create an informed solution that responds to the needs of the local area and takes account of the local characteristics and any effects these have on the local labour market.

We are contacting stakeholders by phone directly, along side circulating this survey and so our apologies if you have already consulted with us but if you could give your brief thoughts via the survey and/or circulate this to relevant colleagues who my also have some input, that would be greatly appreciated.

The below survey should take no more than 10 minutes.

Please click here to start the survey.

Should you wish to contact us by phone or email to discuss your thoughts then please approach: John Newland – Business Development Manager, via: 07947 882934 or

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