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IPPR report launch

Today sees the launch of the latest Institute for Public Policy’s (IPPR) report “Building Communities that Work”, which was supported by GUAC. The new research shows: Housing associations invest £70m a year in employment and training support programmes – £60m of this is housing associa...

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GUAC launches the new Housing and Employment APPG

Last week, GUAC helped lead the launch of the new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Housing and Employment. APPGs are important cross party groups within Parliament, which are attended and led by Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords. At the launch meeting at the Houses o...

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New Housing and Employment APPG launched to tackle unemployment in social housing

A new All Party Parliamentary Group has been formed to tackle unemployment and in-work poverty in the social housing sector. The group launches as new research by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ, July 2018) revealed that households living in social housing are four times more likely to be work...

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Give us a Chance influencing and thought leadership

Last year, Give us a Chance commissioned leading think tank, IPPR, to develop research and thought leadership, exploring the perception of housing associations acting as key delivery agents of employment support. The research and thought leadership targets MPs and political stakeholders, and cons...

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City Deal Working Together joins GUAC

GUAC is delighted to welcome City Deal Working Together Project (part of the Accord group) to our membership. Accord are the lead organisation for the ‘Black Country City Deal Working Together Pilot’, a place-based employment support demonstration project delivered in four of the most deprive...

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Webinar series: Jobs beyond the Job Centre, Friday 25 May 2018

Make sure you sign up to our next webinar series, “Jobs beyond the Job Centre – how corporate partners and housing providers can create new skills and employment opportunities”. We know that the Job Centre is not the only place to find a job – but how do we support our tenants and residen...

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Big Lottery Fund launches “Reaching Communities Fund”

The Big Lottery Fund has launched its Reaching Communities Fund. The programme provides grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enter...

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GUAC members in the running for success at ERSA Employability Awards

Five GUAC members have been shortlisted in the 2018 Employability Awards, led by ERSA. Torus, Monmouthshire Housing, Sovereign and Thames Valley have all been shortlisted for the Team of the Year, sponsored by Jobskilla and IEP, whilst whg have been shortlisted for Innovation, sponsored by Forwar...

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