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Give us a Chance at Into Work – Our sessions

GUAC are delivering a range of sessions at Into Work 2016.

Please drop into our sessions to meet GUAC members, advisers and Board members, we guarantee a warm welcome!

Our sessions:


Day 1 – Monday 11th July, 3pm:
Housing, health and employment: a transformational approach to changing lives

Location: Hall 7b
Speakers: Juliet Grant, Head of Employment, Family Mosaic; Lorenzo Hall, Peak Performance and Transformational Coach, H and L Resources.

Family Mosaic is shaking up and invigorating the traditional offer in employment services, ensuring that customers receive meaningful interventions that maximise their chances of making positive decisions in their lives. Join Family Mosaic and expert trainers to understand how they deliver health and wellbeing and youth ‘Boot-Camps’ to their residents and tenants. With an emphasis on enablement, hear how the Boot Camps encourage people to become ‘consciously competent’, employing the right skills to move forward and break down barriers to work. Discover the core elements that have worked for Boot Camp course designers and track the impressive results.


Day 2 – Tuesday 12th July, 11.15am:
A joint plan for employment and housing: ERSA and Give us a Chance in action

Location: Hall 8b
Speakers: Lynsey Boother, Adviser, Give us a Chance; Sam Windett, Head of Policy and Communications, Employment Related Services Association.

Join us for a rapid run through of the ERSA/GUAC Joint Plan for 2016, calling for greater recognition of the work and investment that housing associations are making to support residents into sustainable work and beyond, for the government to create more opportunities for joint delivery and urging support for the housing sector to become key partners in all aspects of planning and delivery. The Plan supports work with employment support providers and housing associations jointly; recognises the benefits of genuinely integrated provision, and rethinks how employment related services can be designed and delivered over the next few years.


Day 2 – Tuesday 12th July, 11.15am: 56 
Creative digital experience in Greater Manchester.

Location: Hall 6b
Speakers: Jayne Entwistle, Head of Social Investment, Great Places Housing Group; Jayne Hennessey, Head of POD, Sharp Futures We will be showcasing the partnership work of the two organisations, working with local secondary schools and further education institutions within Manchester to promote the opportunities and raise aspirations in the creative and digital media sector – a key priority within Greater Manchester, as part of the devolution growth – as the largest creative hub outside of London. Bringing together the social investment offer of the Housing Group, along with the professional insight and individuals and businesses within this industry, to help tackle the vast skills shortage and productivity gap that this sector currently faces.


Day 2 – Tuesday 12th July, 1pm:
Jobs skills and communities: is local alignment the key to better outcomes?

Location: Hall 8b,
Chair: Jayne Entwistle, Head of Social Investment, Great Places (GUAC Board member)
Speakers: Paul Warner, Director, AELP, Matthew Poole, Head of Funding, Big Lottery Fund; Chris Brodie, Lead Head of Key Sector Development, Skills Development Scotland; Fran Parry, Bright Sparks and Co-Director, WhatWorksInclusion.


We hope to see you there next week.

Contact: Lynsey@giveusuchance.co.uk

 

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