GMHP members come together to pledge support to national campaign
Jon Lord, Chair of Greater Manchester Housing Providers signed a pledge yesterday (03.04.2019), signing up to the national ‘Communities that Work’ campaign.
In signing the pledge, GMHP members have committed to helping more people into work through the providers’ established support, skills and enterprise provision, as well as helping to raise the profile for the work housing providers do around the work and skills agenda collectively.
The Communities that Work campaign is led by national housing consortium, Give us a Chance (GUAC), a representative body of social landlords who are rising to the challenge of helping people into work. GUAC’s mission is to transform lives by enabling housing providers to support people into employment.
Collectively GMHP already support more than 2,000 residents into work each year, through a range of joint and independent initiatives.
GMHP will actively support the “Communities that Work” campaign, to help raise awareness of the work that the entire social housing sector does to support people into work.
Lynsey Sweeney, Managing Director of GUAC, said: “I am so glad to receive the support of Greater Manchester Housing Providers, and warmly welcome the pledge signed by Jon Lord. The social housing sector has such a crucial role to play to support people into work, and this is exemplified in the great work Greater Manchester Housing Providers are currently undertaking.”