Stronger Together – why working in partnership can provide better training and employment support
How important is it to work in partnership with other organisations and how do you set it up or know who’s the right organisation to work with? At the last GUAC members meeting, Vikki Greenfield, Head of Learning and Development for Vestia, part of The Community Housing Group, a housing associa...Read more
Housing and Employment Conference
On June 12th we’ll be attending the third conference from ERSA and National Housing Federation. Kate Shone, GUAC Chair will be chairing a workshop called ‘Work experience that works – an alternative pathway to employment support for residents’, while GUAC members Jitinder Takhar and Dunca...Read more
Why an apprenticeship?
As part of the celebration of apprenticeships across the UK, Guinness Northern Counties produced this behind-the-scenes film, talking to Print and Design Apprentice, Barrington Roye. Hear what Barrington has to say about his experience here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX2LJr7_Bkw...Read more
Department for Communities and Local Government Seeks GUAC Members’ Advice
Last month GUAC members from across the Capital were asked to attend a high level meeting with DCLG officials. The purpose of the meeting was to seek GUAC members’ advice about what really works for customers when it comes to helping people move off benefits and into work. DCLG are particularly...Read more
Meet the members
Each month we like to talk to a new GUAC member to learn a little more about them. This month we meet Lisa Denison, Community Investment Director for Sovereign Housing, based in the South and South West of England. How long have you worked in the housing sector? “I’ve worked in housing ...Read more
Jobs Plus – can a pilot project in the USA work for us?
In January, GUAC member Phil Bowley from GreenSquare Group attended a discussion on employment support at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in London. The discussion looked largely at a unique American pilot programme called Jobs Plus and was introduced by Jim Riccio from research group MDRC with th...Read more
Queen for a day…
Last month’s 24Housing magazine featured our very own Kate Shone, Chairperson of GUAC. What did Kate choose to do during her 24-hour reign? Get the best possible deal for young people of course! “As Queen I would ask every housing provider to consider their role in helping young people get...Read more
The GUAC Annual strategy day in November 2013 included a discussion led by Kirsty McHugh the Chief Executive of ERSA, the industry body for the Welfare to Work industry. Kirsty provided GUAC members with useful insight into the Work Programme and how the Welfare to Work industry sees future Progr...Read more