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NEW REPORT LAUNCH: University of Salford report reveals housing sector’s impact on tenant employment

A new report by the University of Salford has revealed the social housing sector’s significant impact on employment outcomes. The “Housing Works: Assessing the Impact of Housing Association Employment Support ” report, by Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU), has revealed that ...

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#CommunitiesthatWork is here

Communities that Work week is finally here! It’s the week where the housing sector stands together with one voice: housing providers are leading the way to help social housing tenants into long term and rewarding employment. Make sure you’re making the most out Communities that Work week,...

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50 members strong: Peabody joins the membership body for employment and housing

One of London’s oldest and largest housing associations, Peabody, has joined Give us a Chance (GUAC), pushing membership numbers for the national body to 50. Peabody owns and manages more than 55,000 homes across London and the South East, housing over 111,000 residents. Over the past year, ...

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Finalists announced for Communities that Work social media competition

Give us a Chance is delighted to reveal the shortlist of the 12 entries in contention for the Communities that Work social media competition. The competition, which celebrates stories of housing providers who have helped people into work, received over 60 submissions from housing providers across...

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Communities that Work

As you will know, May is a very important month, as we celebrate Communities that Work Week (20-24 May) and decide the winner of our social media competition! Thank you for all your wonderful entries. Our all-star judging panel will decide a winner during Communities that Work Week. One thin...

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How can You take advantage of the Apprenticeship Levy?

We’ve come across a fantastic article written by Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP). Mark details how you can take advantage of the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy, which came into effect two years ago. Key points in the article include: ...

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GMHP members come together to pledge support to national campaign

Jon Lord, Chair of Greater Manchester Housing Providers signed a pledge yesterday (03.04.2019), signing up to the national ‘Communities that Work’ campaign. In signing the pledge, GMHP members have committed to helping more people into work through the providers’ established support, skills...

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Standing Out from the Comms Crowd

Looking for Communities that Work communications inspiration? Want to stand out from the crowd? Then our next webinar is for you! Our own comms expert, Jennifer Riddell-Carpenter, will be leading a special webinar focussing on best communications and engagement practices relating to the CtW cam...

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