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PM pledges support to the social housing sector

Last week, the Prime Minister addressed the National Housing Federation Summit in London, pledging to release an extra £2billion for housing association over the next decade to help them lead housing development schemes. Theresa May said the new funding would give housing associations the long-term...

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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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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 assoc...

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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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