Skip to main content

Our supporters quotes

Jenny Allinson

Director of Corporate Governance, Bernicia

As one of the North East's leading housing providers, we provide both good quality homes as well as services which lead to a better quality of life for our tenants. "Joining Communities that Work will provide us with tools to further support our tenants and wider communities, by helping support them through the journey of securing sustainable employment.

Chris Harris

Chief Executive, Arhag Housing Association

Arhag Housing Association is committed to collaboration and fostering opportunities for all. That's why we're so excited to be joining Communities that Work. Our common goal of providing security to communities in need will ensure that this partnership is a success, and we look forward to working together to deliver the best possible support for our residents and the wider community.

Wayne Noteman

Director of Regeneration, Unity Housing Association

Unity Housing Association is delighted to be joining Communities that Work. For over 30 years, Unity has been providing choice, improving life opportunities, and addressing inequalities for BAME communities in Leeds/Kirklees. By joining Communities that Work, we've joined a strong network of like- minded Housing Associations working in partnership to tackle inequality.

    Support the campaign

    • 9.1 million people in the UK are currently economically inactive. Of those 9.1 million, 1.7 million want to be in work but are unable to get the employment opportunities they desperately need.
    • Yet there are 1.1 million vacancies in the UK, and thousands of businesses across the country are reporting severe staff shortages. 
    • But the support that the UK provides to those who want to enter work is failing, and people and businesses are suffering. It’s hitting the poorest and most economically vulnerable the hardest.

    If we don’t take drastic action now, we risk pushing some communities even further into poverty and away from opportunity.