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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 Fisher said:
“I am delighted to be appointed Chair of Give us a Chance, and to continue to build on the great work of outgoing Chair, Jayne Entwistle.

Taking on this new role comes at an important time – unemployment amongst social housing tenants is twice the national average and economic inactivity is three times higher, whilst they continue to face far greater boundaries and hurdles to gaining meaningful employment than many other sections of society.

I look forward to working with the Board, our members and supporters as we continue to promote the work of housing associations who help people into work”

Member Day, Friday 1st February

We are delighted to welcome all GUAC Members to our next member day.  The Member Day takes place on Friday 1st February, 10am - 3pm and is kindly hosted by GUAC Member, Plus Dane, at their Rodney Street offices, Liverpool, L1 9EF.  Full Joining Information and a final Agenda will be shared with...

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NFA Pledges Support to GUAC’s Communities that Work Campaign

Efforts to win recognition for housing management teams that help tenants into work are boosted today [Tues 8 January] by fresh support from the NFA, the body that represents 31 council house companies across England. The Communities that Work campaign, which is being led by Give us a Chance (GUA...

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