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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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Newground Together join Communities that Work

We are delighted to welcome Newground Together as a member of Communities that Work. Now it's more important than ever for the housing sector to collaborate,” says Lynsey Sweeney, MD of Communities that Work. Newground Together is the charitable arm of Together Housing Group, which manages 3...

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New COVID-19 Housing and Employment Taskforce launched

A new COVID-19 Housing and Employment Taskforce has launched, bringing key leaders from the housing and employment sectors together to work with government and policy makers, to ensure that the sectors - and the people and communities they serve - are best supported during the COVID-19 epidemic.  ...

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