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GUAC welcomes a new board member

Give us a Chance is delighted to welcome a new member to our Board. Sian Nicholas, Head of Sustainable Communities at Monmouthshire Housing (MH), joined the GUAC Board in September.

At MH, she holds the portfolio for Inclusion Services, Support and Engagement where she oversees a range of grant funded and commissioned projects including Dads Can, Journey to Work and Rise to Inspire. Sian will bring 20 years’ experience in the community and housing sectors to GUAC Board, including her work on the Welsh Government’s flagship deprivation programme, Communities First.

Speaking of her appointment Sian said “I am delighted to be joining Give us a Chance’s Board. As the newest Board member, and the only Board member based in Wales, I am looking forward to championing GUAC in our nation and being an advocate for the work that housing associations do in Wales to help people into sustainable employment.”

GUAC is excited to welcome Sian on board, to help expand our expertise and influence in Wales and also across the whole membership base.

Stockport Homes joins GUAC

We are very pleased to announce Stockport Homes as one of our newest members. Robin Burman, Chair of the Board, Stockport Homes said: “We are really pleased to be joining Give us a Chance at the start of a new year.  Whilst Stockport is a relatively affluent borough, we manage properties with hi...

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Introducing the first judges for our social media competition

We are pleased to confirm Mark Lawrence and Chloe Fletcher as the first two judges for our Communities that Work social media competition. Chloe is policy director of the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA). She has worked in the social housing sector for over 20 years, starting in housing managem...

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