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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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Kate Henderson announced as a judge for our social media competition

We are very pleased to announce Kate Henderson as a judge for our Communities that Work social media competition. Kate is Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF), the voice of housing associations in England. NHF members provide 2.7 million homes for nearly six million peop...

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New social media competition judges announced

We are very happy to announce that Rachael Orr and Jenny Osbourne have been confirmed as judges for our nationwide Communities that Work social media competition. The competition looks for stories of how social housing tenants have been helped into work, or progressed in work, with support from t...

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Stockport Homes joins GUAC

We are very pleased to announce Stockport Homes as one of our newest members. Robin Burman, Chair of the Board, Stockport Homes said: “We are really pleased to be joining Give us a Chance at the start of a new year.  Whilst Stockport is a relatively affluent borough, we manage properties with hi...

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Introducing the first judges for our social media competition

We are pleased to confirm Mark Lawrence and Chloe Fletcher as the first two judges for our Communities that Work social media competition. Chloe is policy director of the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA). She has worked in the social housing sector for over 20 years, starting in housing managem...

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