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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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Guarantees for EU-funded projects and Shared Prosperity Fund update

In the last day of the parliamentary term, we may have not had the Social Housing Green Paper released for review, but there was other good news hidden among the announcements. The Chancellor confirmed on Tuesday 24 July that funding for EU programmes run by UK charities, businesses and universit...

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IPPR report launch

Today sees the launch of the latest Institute for Public Policy’s (IPPR) report “Building Communities that Work”, which was supported by GUAC. The new research shows: Housing associations invest £70m a year in employment and training support programmes - £60m of this is housing assoc...

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GUAC launches the new Housing and Employment APPG

Last week, GUAC helped lead the launch of the new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Housing and Employment. APPGs are important cross party groups within Parliament, which are attended and led by Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords. At the launch meeting at the Houses o...

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New Housing and Employment APPG launched to tackle unemployment in social housing

A new All Party Parliamentary Group has been formed to tackle unemployment and in-work poverty in the social housing sector. The group launches as new research by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ, July 2018) revealed that households living in social housing are four times more likely to be work...

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Give us a Chance influencing and thought leadership

Last year, Give us a Chance commissioned leading think tank, IPPR, to develop research and thought leadership, exploring the perception of housing associations acting as key delivery agents of employment support. The research and thought leadership targets MPs and political stakeholders, and cons...

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City Deal Working Together joins GUAC

GUAC is delighted to welcome City Deal Working Together Project (part of the Accord group) to our membership. Accord are the lead organisation for the ‘Black Country City Deal Working Together Pilot’, a place-based employment support demonstration project delivered in four of the most deprive...

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Webinar series: Jobs beyond the Job Centre, Friday 25 May 2018

Make sure you sign up to our next webinar series, “Jobs beyond the Job Centre – how corporate partners and housing providers can create new skills and employment opportunities”. We know that the Job Centre is not the only place to find a job – but how do we support our tenants and residen...

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