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Invitation to our next webinar on Digital Employability, free to all GUAC members – last day to sign up!

OCR and GUAC – Working together to help bridge the digital divide

Did you know…?

  • The government is allocating £1.8 billion to making its services ‘Digital by Default’.
  • Technology reaches into all aspects of our lives including banking, health, fitness, shopping and socialising.
  • But it’s estimated that 9.5 million lack the minimum digital skills needed to live in this environment.
  • 4 million of these excluded come from disadvantaged groups.

Yet these groups need to complete social housing bids, apply for jobs on-line, and Universal Credit will be an on-line service.

How do these individuals get the right access, skills motivation and trust to confidently go online?

OCR-logoOCR and GUAC invite you to an online Digital Employability event via WebEx on Tuesday 19 July at 11am. Hosted by Ruth Carter – OCR Sector Specialist for Employability, the event will focus on the current climate and individuals needs along with supporting you and your clients through the new Digital Employability qualification suite. To register your place please contact

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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