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Stronger Together – why working in partnership can provide better training and employment support

How important is it to work in partnership with other organisations and how do you set it up or know who’s the right organisation to work with? At the last Communities that Work members meeting, Vikki Greenfield, Head of Learning and Development for Vestia, part of The Community Housing Group, ...

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Housing and Employment Conference

On June 12th we’ll be attending the third conference from ERSA and National Housing Federation. Kate Shone, Communities that Work Chair will be chairing a workshop called ‘Work experience that works – an alternative pathway to employment support for residents’, while Communities that Work...

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Why an apprenticeship?

As part of the celebration of apprenticeships across the UK, Guinness Northern Counties produced this behind-the-scenes film, talking to Print and Design Apprentice, Barrington Roye. Hear what Barrington has to say about his experience here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX2LJr7_Bkw...

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Department for Communities and Local Government Seeks Communities that Work Members’ Advice

Last month Communities that Work members from across the Capital were asked to attend a high level meeting with DCLG officials. The purpose of the meeting was to seek Communities that Work members’ advice about what really works for customers when it comes to helping people move off benefits and i...

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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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