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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 deprived wards in the area from 2015-18. The Working Together project has supported 2623 customers and moved 428 into work with a sustainability rate of 70%. Its delivered over 6,000 soft outcomes including digital inclusion, increased confidence, increased skills and qualifications. There will be a briefing session on this pilot at the upcoming Employment and Skills Convention in London delivered by ‘Future Excel’, the evaluators of the pilot. The GUAC Midlands Housing Employment Forum is also going strong and looks forward to welcoming The City Deal Working Together Project to their meetings from now on.

GUAC welcomes a new board member

Give us a Chance is delighted to welcome a new member to our Board. Sian Nicholas, Head of Sustainable Communities at Monmouthshire Housing (MH), joined the GUAC Board in September. At MH, she holds the portfolio for Inclusion Services, Support and Engagement where she oversees a range of grant f...

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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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