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We’re looking for a Communications and Membership Manager. This is a great opportunity to join the team of an influential national membership body with an excellent track record that continues to grow in ambition, reach and influence.  The Communications and Membership Manager will lead on engage...

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UK Shared Prosperity Fund – a letter to the Prime Minister

Last month, GUAC joined a group of organisations from the housing and employment support industries and signed a letter to the new Prime Minister, urging him to clarify the plans for the proposed UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). Leaders from 100 charities and businesses were led by our partner,...

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Industrial Dwelling Society Joins Give us a Chance

Give us a Chance (GUAC) are delighted to welcome the Industrial Dwelling Society (IDS) to our membership. IDS owns and manages around 1,500 homes across London and Essex. Since its initial establishment in 1885, it has helped London’s diverse communities with their housing needs as well as emp...

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A Ministerial Visit to One Housing’s Employment Scheme

We’re delighted to share some news from Give us a Chance (GUAC) member, One Housing. Last month, One Housing welcomed Will Quince MP (Con, Colchester) to their employment and training centre, One Academy. The Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance at the Department of Work a...

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New research release by Acis Group on 19 July

Spread the word to your customer service team about Acis Group’s new research paper, Great Expectations. GUAC member, Acis, has been working with seven other housing associations to discover what social housing tenants really expect from their providers. Acis will officially release the researc...

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Learning and Work Institute’s Event and Report

The Learning and Work Institute’s (LWI) Employment and Skills Convention 2019 will take place in London on 10 July.  Our MD Lynsey Sweeney is speaking at the breakfast plenary on the day, so come over and say Hello with a coffee. The convention will welcome Secretary of State for Work and Pens...

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Six Town Housing Join Give us a Chance

GUAC are delighted to introduce a new member, Six Town Housing. Six Town Housing is an Arms-length Management Organisation (ALMO) that manages and owns around 8,000 homes in the Bury area. Six Town Housing don’t just deliver much-needed affordable homes but also provide tenant employment pr...

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Social media competition winners announced

Bolton at Home, Futures Housing Group and Northwards Housing are the three joint winners of our social media competition, announced during Communities that Work week. Through the Working Wardrobe scheme, Bolton at Home has helped 186 tenants into rewarding employment, including Demi who has...

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