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“Love London Working” seeks young apprentices

Love London Working are looking for young people in London to attend the Transport for London (TfL) Apprenticeship Fair, taking place on Thursday 9 March at City Hall. The Apprenticeship fair is open to 18 – 24 year olds, and is offering the opportunity to apply for over 200 vacancies in ...

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Work and Health Programme briefing event in Birmingham

On Monday 30th Jan GUAC and some of our members attended the Work and Health Programme briefing event in Birmingham. The link below takes you to slides presented by the DWP, and the Learning and Work Institute - they are a useful reference point for any member considering WHP involvement. htt...

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Thank you to all those that joined us on our Member Day, 27th January

Over 25 GUAC members came together last week for our latest members’ day, to hear the latest news and updates from across the housing and employment sectors. Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) officials outlined their roadmap and plans for supporting more people with disabilities into work, ...

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Bags of Help – an opportunity for members

National communities and environment charity, Groundwork, are appealing to GUAC members to take part in the Bags of Help scheme, which can provide funding opportunities for local community improvement initiatives. Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme, which helps fund local proj...

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Feeling the Pulse in 2017: tell us what you want, need, and think!

In the new year, we’ll be surveying members, experts and industry stakeholders through a short ‘feeling the pulse’ survey, to understand and review GUAC and sector priorities for the coming year. With the changes brought on by political change, continued economic challenges and upheavals wi...

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Transforming Lives; in action with GUAC

Last month, Give us a Chance chair, Ian Simpson, was invited to contribute to Blackburn College’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. Ian spoke to current students about the work that housing organisations do to help transform lives, and create life changing employment opportunities. Speaking alongsi...

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Member’s highlights and sector news

PwC recently reported that high youth unemployment is costing the British economy £45bn per year. The proportion of 16 to 24 year olds not in education, employment or training – known as NEETs – is sitting at 17%. PwC’s chief economist John Hawksworth said that more high-quality apprenticeshi...

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GUAC Annual Reception kick starts our ‘new year’

Give us a Chance and Peter Aldous MP welcomed over 120 guests to the House of Commons Terrace on 3rd November. It was an evening of celebration and inspiring stories, from just a few of the people that GUAC members have helped into work over the past 12 months, drawn from a dazzling array of high qu...

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