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Impact research – Proving Value – approved by GUAC board

Last week, GUAC’s board formally gave the go-ahead for the proposed nationwide “bottom line” impact research, which will consider how housing organisations can prove the value of their employment support.

The research is set to be conducted by the Salford University, working in partnership with GUAC and our members.  GUAC is looking for members who are willing to take part in the study. Taking part is free to all members, and we encourage you to be involved if you can. Thank you to all those who have already been in touch and expressed their interest.

The first kick-off meeting will take place at the end of May, at Salford University.  Following this, our next Members Day – taking place on 14 July in London (Euston) – will begin the process of setting out the research aims, methodology and introducing the University research partners to our members.  Make sure you save the date if you want to get involved in the Impact research at that Member Day.

If you want to hear more about the project or what involvement means for you and your organisation, contact Lynsey Boother on email via

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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