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New APPG for Housing and Employment officially launched

Last week, the new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Housing and Employment was formally confirmed by the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. Run jointly by GUAC and PlaceShaper, the new APPG aims to tackle employment needs of social tenants. GUAC hopes to promote a bet...

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GUAC welcomes a new board member

Give us a Chance is delighted to welcome a new member to our Board. Sian Nicholas, Head of Sustainable Communities at Monmouthshire Housing (MH), joined the GUAC Board in September. At MH, she holds the portfolio for Inclusion Services, Support and Engagement where she oversees a range of grant f...

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PM pledges support to the social housing sector

Last week, the Prime Minister addressed the National Housing Federation Summit in London, pledging to release an extra £2billion for housing association over the next decade to help them lead housing development schemes. Theresa May said the new funding would give housing associations the long-term...

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New GUAC Chair elected

Give us a Chance (GUAC) board members have elected a new Chair of the Board, following Jayne Entwistle’s departure from Great Places. Board member Jon Fisher, Head of Communities at Sovereign, takes over the role as Chair from today, Monday 10th September. Speaking of his appointment, Jon Fi...

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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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