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Join us at the launch of the APPG Inquiry into Housing and Employment

Communities that Work is delighted to invite our members and colleagues from across the housing, employment, training and other sectors to attend our joint event with PlaceShapers: IMPROVING OPPORTUNITIES: How to support social housing tenants into sustainable employment The online event on 20 O...

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Why your voice matters – Lynsey’s new blog

[caption id="attachment_6905" align="alignleft" width="150"] Lynsey Sweeney[/caption] Two years ago, I sat down with colleagues at the IPPR to look at the results of a survey of our members about employment support services. What this uncovered was a fact that we’ve used time and again in discu...

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New member survey – what’s the impact of Covid-19 on employment support?

Today sees the launch of a new targeted and exclusive survey for Communities that Work members.  With residents and communities hit hard by the health and economic effects of the coronavirus crisis, what does this mean for the employment support our members provide? Communities that Work has par...

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Kickstart scheme launched

Many of you will have heard that today is the launch of the £2 billion Kickstart Scheme to employers and young people. The DWP has produced A Guide for Employers and there is a page for applicants here https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/ Key notes: On top of the wage subsidy, ...

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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 part...

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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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