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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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Big Lottery Fund launches “Reaching Communities Fund”

The Big Lottery Fund has launched its Reaching Communities Fund. The programme provides grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enter...

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GUAC members in the running for success at ERSA Employability Awards

Five GUAC members have been shortlisted in the 2018 Employability Awards, led by ERSA. Torus, Monmouthshire Housing, Sovereign and Thames Valley have all been shortlisted for the Team of the Year, sponsored by Jobskilla and IEP, whilst whg have been shortlisted for Innovation, sponsored by Forwar...

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GUAC talks with New York

This week, GUAC will be co-hosting the first ever housing and employment roundtable, between New York and London. GUAC, L&W and New York based think tank, MDRC are bringing together leading stakeholders from both cities to discuss how we can learn from each other's experiences and improve the...

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Financial Inclusion programme to receive funding from dormant accounts initiative – ideas sought from BLF now

January, the Government announced its intent to use £55m of funding from dormant bank account and building societies in the UK to improve financial inclusion. The government has now set out a statement of intent, to set out its plans for designing the programme to increase the use of fair, af...

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