Check out what some of our members think

Julie Haywood, Director Community Investment, whg:

"COVID has demonstrated and evidenced structural inequalities affecting many of the communities where Housing Associations have a strong presence. Throughout the pandemic Communities that Work have continued to raise the voice and profile of the Housing Sector who are clearly well placed, delivering local solutions and investing in these communities. The APPG Inquiry and recent report published further outlines our work and the key challenges ahead in tackling long term unemployment."

Debra Scarratt, Head of Inspired to Achieve, Abri Group

" We can’t do this alone, and that’s where great partnership working comes into play.

We’re proud to be working closely with Communities that Work to help improve access to opportunities for as many people as possible, and to better understand barriers to employment and how these can be overcome."

William Miller, Social Impact Director, Optivo

"Optivo staff and residents were delighted to be encouraged by Communities that Work to help shape the APPG report, offering their thoughts on the most effective employment and training programmes. We were keen to influence the inquiry and the recommendations that came out of it.

We’re encouraged to see the themes of the report reflect our own Social Impact Statement and work plan which launches in early November 2020."

John Gleeson, Head of Community Investment North, Southern Housing Group

"Despite the worsening employment landscape there will still be opportunities, and our priority is to support our residents to access these. Communities that Work is well placed for the housing sector to rally behind and advocate on behalf of housing associations, the impact of their employment work, and the support they need to do more to help their tenants."

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