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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.

NEW REPORT LAUNCH: University of Salford report reveals housing sector’s impact on tenant employment

A new report by the University of Salford has revealed the social housing sector’s significant impact on employment outcomes. The “Housing Works: Assessing the Impact of Housing Association Employment Support ” report, by Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU), has revealed th...

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#CommunitiesthatWork is here

Communities that Work week is finally here! It’s the week where the housing sector stands together with one voice: housing providers are leading the way to help social housing tenants into long term and rewarding employment. Make sure you’re making the most out Communities that Work week,...

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