As the only national body focused on the relationship between social housing and employment opportunities, the work we do for the communities we serve is more important than ever.
As we face an economic crisis as the result of a national health emergency, Communities that Work is playing a crucial role in explaining and advocating to Government on the growing and essential role that social housing plays in supporting and protecting whole communities.
2019 has been a year of growth and change. We started the year as Give us a Chance, and transformed into Communities that Work, in a move that reflects our membership body's evolution, growth and ambition: for my immediate team, for all our members and our supporters.
This year has been an outstanding year for Give us a Chance. Through our IPPR report, the launch of the APPG for Housing and Employment, and the continued dedication of the whole team we have continued to raise the proﬁle of housing providers who deliver employment support and help people into work.
Give us a Chance (GUAC) is the leading consortium of social landlords who are rising to the challenge of helping people into work. Our Mission is to transform lives by enabling housing providers to support people into employment. Creating long-term and genuinely sustainable employment opportunities for social housing residents is vital in order to help residents sustain their own tenancies, whilst also making a crucial contribution to cutting the welfare bill.