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Kickstart scheme: Summer Start

Communities that Work have been briefing members and liaising with the DWP on the Kickstart Scheme, announced in July.  Details on the Kickstart scheme and its application process to the £2bn fund are expected in mid to late August. The sector has been preparing for this launch and pulling partner...

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UK’s unemployment crisis: “levelling up” on hold as Northern England hit hardest

NEWS RELEASE 16 JULY 2020: UK down 649,000 jobs since crisis began; weekly hours worked take record fall Regions hit hardest by unemployment have a higher proportion of social rented households than many other areas of the UK  ONS figures released on 16 July 2020 confirm the UK is facing...

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Inquiry into social housing employment gap receives over 60 submissions

Over 60 organisations, including almost 30 Communities that Work members, have contributed their expertise and experience to the national parliamentary Inquiry aimed at tackling the social housing employment and earnings gap. With these issues even more critical in the face of a severe recession, Co...

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Government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ announced

Communities that Work, together with our colleagues across the employment, skills and housing sectors, welcomes the recent speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer setting out a 'Plan for Jobs'.  In this speech on 8 July Rishi Sunak outlined how the Government's focus on jobs will shift from reten...

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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 organisation...

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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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