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Communities that Work backs ‘Homes at the Heart’ campaign The National Housing Federation, the Chartered Institute of Housing, Crisis, the Association of Retained Council Housing and the National Federation of ALMOs have today launched the Homes at the Heart campaign. Over 60 organisations, incl...

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Don’t miss our members’ webinar on Jobs Plus on 29 June 2020

Economic recovery, housing & work: Jobs Plus & CV-19 - Monday 29 June, 2-3.30pm (Members Only)  We're excited to announce this special event for members about a ground-breaking programme - Jobs Plus. Jobs Plus is a US-inspired programme, which several Communities that Work members help...

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Call for urgent action in response to unemployment crisis from industry bosses and Communities that Work

NEWS RELEASE, 16 June 2020: Industry bosses call for action amidst  “the biggest unemployment crisis since records began” Figures published today, 16 June, 2020, reveal the biggest annual increase in unemployment since records began in 1922, and put the UK on track to have the highest unemp...

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200+ organisations sign our open letter to the PM calling for an Opportunity Guarantee

Open Letter to Boris: “Kick start the economy by investing in jobs and people”  Communities that Work is delighted to announce that 206 organisations across the UK, have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling on the Government to publicly commit to a new Opportunity Guarantee. Se...

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Housing sector’s contribution to recovery raised in parliamentary debate

Communities that Work welcomes the recognition of the housing sector's role in recovery and of the Housing and Employment Taskforce in a House of Lords debate on the economic lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic. The recent wide-ranging debate by peers acknowledged the impact of the pandemic on lives...

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New webinar, 27/5/20 -Transform & Achieve goes online

Communities that Work has teamed up with the Transform & Achieve (T&A) Team to brief members on a new digital service version of their tried and tested, face-to-face resident engagement and employment services. Transform & Achieve is an innovative and holistic employment support progr...

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Connecting Members in the Midlands – blog from Jenny Jackson, Futures

Jenny Jackson, Employability Officer at Futures Housing Group co-chairs the Midlands Housing and Employment (MHEF) with Julie Haywood of whg. This is for regional employment support staff from social housing organisations to connect and share best practice. Its meeting on 29 April was the first si...

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Parliamentary inquiry into housing and employment – renewed calls for evidence

The All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Housing and Employment has renewed calls for housing providers and sector experts to contribute evidence about their residents' employment chances in the light of Covid-19 and what works in improving these. This Inquiry was set by the All-Party Parliamenta...

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