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Jobs Plus – can a pilot project in the USA work for us?

In January, GUAC member Phil Bowley from GreenSquare Group attended a discussion on employment support at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in London. The discussion looked largely at a unique American pilot programme called Jobs Plus and was introduced by Jim Riccio from research group MDRC with th...

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Queen for a day…

Last month’s 24Housing magazine featured our very own Kate Shone, Chairperson of GUAC. What did Kate choose to do during her 24-hour reign? Get the best possible deal for young people of course! “As Queen I would ask every housing provider to consider their role in helping young people get...

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2014 Strategy

The GUAC Annual strategy day in November 2013 included a discussion led by Kirsty McHugh the Chief Executive of ERSA, the industry body for the Welfare to Work industry. Kirsty provided GUAC members with useful insight into the Work Programme and how the Welfare to Work industry sees future Progr...

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GUAC meets Employment Minister Esther McVey MP

The workless-ness agenda was a key topic of discussion when GUAC members met with Esther McVey MP, Minister for Housing. The meeting was attended by GUAC members Kate Shone and Reena Mukherji along with GUAC partner Dave Simmonds, CEO of Inclusion. The Minister was advised about the range of i...

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National Apprenticeship Service Awards **UK Apprenticeship Champion**

The Community Housing Group has been named West Midlands Best Large Employer for Apprenticeships 2013 and will now progress to the next round, with the UK finals taking place in November 2013. Karen Lowry – Hall (KLH) was also recognised by winning the regions Apprenticeship Champion award. Kar...

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Pair given a chance – Recruits developed by Magenta step out into world of work

MAGENTA Living has just said goodbye to its first two Give Us A Chance recruits after six months of paid work experience to prepare them for the world of employment. Magenta Living is a member of the Give us a Chance consortium which has 25 members across the whole of Eng-land. The group came tog...

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