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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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New research release by Acis Group on 19 July

Spread the word to your customer service team about Acis Group’s new research paper, Great Expectations. Communities that Work member, Acis, has been working with seven other housing associations to discover what social housing tenants really expect from their providers. Acis will officially re...

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Learning and Work Institute’s Event and Report

The Learning and Work Institute’s (LWI) Employment and Skills Convention 2019 will take place in London on 10 July.  Our MD Lynsey Sweeney is speaking at the breakfast plenary on the day, so come over and say Hello with a coffee. The convention will welcome Secretary of State for Work and Pens...

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Six Town Housing Join Communities that Work

Communities that Work are delighted to introduce a new member, Six Town Housing. Six Town Housing is an Arms-length Management Organisation (ALMO) that manages and owns around 8,000 homes in the Bury area. Six Town Housing don’t just deliver much-needed affordable homes but also provide ten...

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