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Meet the members

Each month we like to talk to a new Communities that Work member to learn a little more about them. This month we meet Lisa Denison, Community Investment Director for Sovereign Housing, based in the South and South West of England. How long have you worked in the housing sector? “I’ve w...

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Jobs Plus – can a pilot project in the USA work for us?

In January, Communities that Work member Phil Bowley from GreenSquare Group attended a discussion on employment support at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in London. The discussion looked largely at a unique American pilot programme called Jobs Plus and was introduced by Jim Riccio from research g...

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Queen for a day…

Last month’s 24Housing magazine featured our very own Kate Shone, Chairperson of Communities that Work. What did Kate choose to do during her 24-hour reign? Get the best possible deal for young people of course! “As Queen I would ask every housing provider to consider their role in helping...

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2014 Strategy

The Communities that Work Annual strategy day in November 2013 included a discussion led by Kirsty McHugh the Chief Executive of ERSA, the industry body for the Welfare to Work industry. Kirsty provided Communities that Work members with useful insight into the Work Programme and how the Welfare ...

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Communities that Work meets Employment Minister Esther McVey MP

The workless-ness agenda was a key topic of discussion when Communities that Work members met with Esther McVey MP, Minister for Housing. The meeting was attended by Communities that Work members Kate Shone and Reena Mukherji along with Communities that Work partner Dave Simmonds, CEO of Inclusio...

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National Apprenticeship Service Awards **UK Apprenticeship Champion**

The Community Housing Group has been named West Midlands Best Large Employer for Apprenticeships 2013 and will now progress to the next round, with the UK finals taking place in November 2013. Karen Lowry – Hall (KLH) was also recognised by winning the regions Apprenticeship Champion award. Kar...

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Pair given a chance – Recruits developed by Magenta step out into world of work

MAGENTA Living has just said goodbye to its first two Give Us A Chance recruits after six months of paid work experience to prepare them for the world of employment. Magenta Living is a member of the Communities that Work consortium which has 25 members across the whole of Eng-land. The group cam...

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Communities that Work to meet new Employment Minster

Esther McVey MP the new Minister for Employment speaking to Communities that Work members at our House of Commons event earlier this year. Communities that Work to meet new Employment Minster - Kate Shone, Chair of Communities that Work has welcomed Esther McVey to her new job and is looking forw...

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