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Latest member day – report and useful links

20 GUAC members joined us for the latest member day in July, which we ran in partnership with the Enterprise Cube.  The day specialised in developing Resident Entrepreneurs amongst our communities and working out how Universal Credit would operate for the self employed.

The Enterprise Cube team put together a bespoke training and workshop day for members, delivered with energy, humour and expertise combined.  Turquoise Training gave a thorough and well informed run through of UC and what steps we can take to support and protect tenants heading for business start ups.

All GUAC members receive a full report from the day with all presentations shared for ongoing reference.

Anyone supporting or commissioning enterprise support programmes can find useful links here:

  1. The NEF Directory – The definitive list (as far as we know!) of resources in the UK for budding entrepreneurs
  2. Resolution Foundation-2014 – Just-the-job-or-a-working-compromise
  3. RSA_A_manifesto_for_youth_enterprise_09-13

New GUAC Chair elected

Give us a Chance (GUAC) board members have elected a new Chair of the Board, following Jayne Entwistle’s departure from Great Places. Board member Jon Fisher, Head of Communities at Sovereign, takes over the role as Chair from today, Monday 10th September. Speaking of his appointment, Jon Fi...

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Sign up for the joint ERSA and Give us a Chance conference, London, 12 September 2018

Join ERSA and GUAC at this one day conference in central London on 12 September. The conference will play host to over 100 stakeholders and thought leaders from across the employment support and housing sectors and seeks to provide theoretical and practical examples of integrated services that ar...

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