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Become a member and be involved in Communities that Work’s impact research

The membership of Give us a Chance (Communities that Work) has been involved in a range of initiatives to improve the employment and life chance outcomes of residents, including working with employment support sector

The Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) at the University of Salford has been commissioned by Communities that Work to investigate the range of interventions taking place among the Communities that Work membership, along with the value such interventions have.

The overall aim of this research is to deepen understanding of what interventions and partnerships work best to support people to sustain their tenancies, but also of how to prove the value of housing provider spending on employment support (to core HA business).

It is not too late to get involved in this impact research, and take advantage of the opportunity to involve your organisation – the work commences with members on our Communities that Work Member Day on 14th July.

Contact Lynsey Boother by email to discuss your Communities that Work membership and this opportunity – by email on

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