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Kate Shone is Communities that Work’s new chair

We are delighted to announce Kate Shone as the new chair for our board of directors. Kate was the founding chair of our legacy organisation, Give us a Chance, back in 2012 and has held the role of treasurer on our board for the past two years. She is currently managing director at Torus Founda...

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Communities that Work campaign nominated for three awards

We are delighted to announce that our Communities that Work campaign has been shortlisted for three separate awards. At the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) Global Awards 2019, we are shortlisted for the Public Affairs Award and the Not-for-Profit Award. At the Public ...

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Southern Housing Group’s resident shortlisted for Young Builder of the Year

Congratulations to Dylan Regan for being shortlisted for the 2019 Young Builder of the Year Awards – the celebration took place on 16 October at the House of Commons. The Southern Housing Group (SHG) resident was part of the housing association’s employment scheme, Southern Works which provid...

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Give us a Chance becomes Communities that Work

Today (17 September 2019), national membership body Give us a Chance (GUAC) has officially rebranded as Communities that Work, in a move to reflect its evolution and growth. Over the past year, the social housing membership body has grown in influence and size – leading the sector and championi...

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We are hiring!

We’re looking for a Communications and Membership Manager. This is a great opportunity to join the team of an influential national membership body with an excellent track record that continues to grow in ambition, reach and influence.  The Communications and Membership Manager will lead on eng...

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UK Shared Prosperity Fund – a letter to the Prime Minister

Last month, Communities that Work joined a group of organisations from the housing and employment support industries and signed a letter to the new Prime Minister, urging him to clarify the plans for the proposed UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). Leaders from 100 charities and businesses were le...

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Industrial Dwelling Society Joins Communities that Work

Communities that Work (Communities that Work) are delighted to welcome the Industrial Dwelling Society (IDS) to our membership. IDS owns and manages around 1,500 homes across London and Essex. Since its initial establishment in 1885, it has helped London’s diverse communities with their housin...

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A Ministerial Visit to One Housing’s Employment Scheme

We’re delighted to share some news from Communities that Work (Communities that Work) member, One Housing. Last month, One Housing welcomed Will Quince MP (Con, Colchester) to their employment and training centre, One Academy. The Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance at th...

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