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Communities that Work

The national body for social landlords who support people into rewarding, sustainable employment.

Why join Communities that Work?

Gain influence

Your hands-on experience of what works in your communities and the daily challenges you face feed directly into the policy positions of Communities that Work.

Your voice is amplified when you join Communities that Work, and it becomes stronger; you'll be part of the only housing-led body in the UK representing the sector on employment policy.

As a member, we'll support your housing and employment messaging with your local target MPs and accompany constituency visits at your request.

You'll be automatically invited to our party conference events and our summer parliamentary reception at the Palace of Westminster.

These will offer you unique access to senior government members, leading parliamentarians and policymakers.

And you'll be invited to join other ministerial meetings, parliamentary briefings and policy roundtables.

Leverage support

Members of Communities that Work support each other and gain insight from CtW events. We support you across housing and employment issues, from policy to delivery, leveraging the expertise of our entire membership base.

You'll gain access to funding intelligence through our exclusive news service and member events. Your input will feed into our policy on housing and employment funding that affects your ability to deliver services across your communities.

As a trusted source of intelligence and insight, we can connect you with parliamentarians and government departments. You'll be invited to join our policy-influencing events and adopt our campaign for the general election, A Future that Works. This outlines the areas we aim to influence in the Conservative and Labour election manifestos.

Your input shapes our dialogue with the government and helps propose solutions to the challenges we all face.

Develop insight

Members of Communities that Work get the latest leading information from us about housing and employment.

We interpret and prioritise news from the government on how employment and skills policy is shaping up and how it's getting commissioned out, and we explain how to access funding opportunities.

Our members get exclusive access to the latest, most relevant intelligence thanks to our unique network of political contacts and connections.

You'll also be invited to join us for bespoke briefing events with experts in a whole range of policy and delivery areas.

And as a member, you'll get our regular hand-picked news roundup compiled by our media experts and delivered to your inbox every two weeks.

Latest Newsletters

General Election Edition, 5 July 2024

Labour have won the general election in a landslide, returning to power after 14 years in opposition with over 400 seats. This marks a historic defeat for the Conservatives, who have lost over 240 seats and have seen numerous high-profile losses. 

The CtW Supporters Newsletter, 7 June 2024

In this issue:

  • A Future that Works: Don’t go it alone.    
  • Housing and Employment Spotlight: Blackpool Coastal Housing
  • Events diary, join us in Manchester in June.
The CtW Supporters Newsletter, 3 May 2024

In this issue:

  • A Future that Works: Launch of the ‘Local’ pillar of our manifesto.   
  • Housing and Employment Spotlight: Peabody
  • Events diary and join us in London or Manchester in June. 
The CtW Supporters Newsletter, 5 April 2024

In this issue:

  • A Future that Works: Economic Inactivity is in the news.
  • Housing and Employment Spotlight: whg
  • Join us at Housing 24, Manchester, in June – reserve a spot today! 

The CtW Supporters Newsletter, 1 March 2024

In this issue:

  • Future that Works Manifesto: Part One, launches
  • Housing and Employment Spotlight: Onward
  • Join us at the Employment and Skills Convention
The CtW Supporters Newsletter, 2 February 2024

In this issue:

  • A Future that Works campaign goes to Minister Davies
  • A Future that Works in the News
  • Housing and Employment Spotlight: Ongo