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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 research release by Acis Group on 19 July

Spread the word to your customer service team about Acis Group’s new research paper, Great Expectations. GUAC member, Acis, has been working with seven other housing associations to discover what social housing tenants really expect from their providers. Acis will officially release the researc...

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Learning and Work Institute’s Event and Report

The Learning and Work Institute’s (LWI) Employment and Skills Convention 2019 will take place in London on 10 July.  Our MD Lynsey Sweeney is speaking at the breakfast plenary on the day, so come over and say Hello with a coffee. The convention will welcome Secretary of State for Work and Pens...

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