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GUAC host Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Last week, Give us a Chance met with Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Rt Hon Damian Green MP, to showcase the work of our members, and to highlight the important role that housing organisations play in helping their tenants into employment.

At the meeting, GUAC lead Lynsey Boother, took the opportunity to inform Mr Green of the key priorities for housing organisations’ when it comes to employment support, and shared the GUAC / ERSA joint plan for improving employment support provision.

The visit, which included GUAC member Yarlington Housing Group, showcased a leading employment initiative, “Inspired to Achieve” (i2A), which has helped over 200 Yarlington HG residents into employment over the past 12 months.

GUAC member Phyllida Culpin, Executive Director of Community Services at Yarlington Housing Group, told Mr Green how initiatives like i2A are so vital for housing associations and their tenants, and how continuing investment into additional services enhances the life prospects of residents, including those with physical or mental health issues.

The visit with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions is just one of the many ways in which GUAC is influencing the current government, and making the case for the critical role that housing organisations play in supporting people into employment.

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