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Three new GUAC members announced

We are extremely pleased to announce that Coast & Country Housing in North of England, Southern Housing Group in South of England and Tai Calon in South Wales have joined Give Us A Chance.

Kate Shone, Chair said; “We’re thrilled that Southern Housing, Coast and Country and Tai Calon have joined us, all have a focus on improving employment opportunities for their residents and have fantastic and yet quite different experiences that we can all learn from. They are a real asset to the group and I’m pleased to see our membership growing with our first registered provider in Wales too!”

About our new members

Southern Housing Group was established in 1901 and owns and manages more than 28,000 homes in London and the South East of England.

They provide housing for over 67,000 residents and employ around 800 people, offering a range of housing options for rent and home ownership. They are one of the biggest housing associations in the South of England. Read more about the group:
http://www.shgroup.org.uk/media/172992/about-shg-2014.pdf

Coast & Country Housing took over the ownership and management of homes from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council as part of a large-scale voluntary stock transfer (LSVT) in July 2002.

They are the largest registered provider in Redcar and Cleveland. They are award-winning in their approach to combatting worklessness, owning and managing more than 10,000 homes. Find out more:
http://www.coastandcountryhousing.org.uk/about-us

Tai Calon Community Housing is the largest social housing landlord in Blaenau Gwent , Wales. They have more than 6,100 homes across the three valleys, including 11 Supported Living Schemes.

Tai Calon was created in 2010, after tenants of the Council voted in favour of their homes being transferred to the new “not for profit” organisation. They are a community mutual and tenants are at the heart of everything they do. To learn more about Tai Calon visit their website:
http://www.taicalon.org/who-are-we/who-we-are/

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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