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Message from Communities that Work Managing Director

Covid-19 is a global public health emergency with huge human, social and economic costs.  As the reality of restrictions to our ordinary lives take hold in the UK, we now enter a period of rapid adaptation, with change demanded daily.  In the coming weeks, we may arrive at a ‘new normal’ way o...

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New parliamentary inquiry on housing and employment

A new parliamentary Inquiry launched today (Monday 9 March 2020) to tackle the employment and earnings gap in social housing. It is inviting all organisations and individuals with insights and expertise into these issues to submit written evidence to the Inquiry by 29 May 2020 The national Inquir...

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Weaver Vale Housing Trust joins Communities that Work

Communities that Work is delighted to welcome Weaver Vale Housing Trust as a new member. Weaver Vale Housing Trust is a Large-Scale Voluntary Transfer housing association which owns more than 6100 homes and community facilities across Cheshire. Over the past nine months, Weaver Vale has helped 43...

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Communities that Work Member Day, 7 February 2020

This year's first Member Day is taking place on 7 February 2020, kindly hosted by Community Gateway at their Preston offices. If you are a Communities that Work member, please sign up for this free event by 31 January. Above all, this is a chance to connect with colleagues from across the housing...

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Housing, Learning and Work Conference 27/02/20

Housing, Learning and Work Conference 27/02/2020   More people than ever before are in work. But still too many people remain locked out of employment and too many are trapped in low-paid and poor-quality work. Housing providers play a vital role in building communities that work; with in...

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Connect with colleagues at our free Member Day, Friday 7 February

Communities that Work members are invited to our Member Day – our first networking event of the year. This free event takes place on 7 February, 10am - 4pm and is kindly hosted by Community Gateway at their Preston offices.  The day is an opportunity for members to share updates on sector develop...

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Peabody Community Foundation report

Communities that Work member Peabody has published the Peabody Community Foundation annual report and accounts for 2019. This year, Peabody has invested over £7 million in supporting communities through the Foundation and helped over 1,200 people into employment while delivering 77,500 hours of ...

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Kate Shone is Communities that Work’s new chair

We are delighted to announce Kate Shone as the new chair for our board of directors. Kate was the founding chair of our legacy organisation, Give us a Chance, back in 2012 and has held the role of treasurer on our board for the past two years. She is currently managing director at Torus Founda...

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