Jon Lord, Chair of Greater Manchester Housing Providers signed a pledge yesterday to join the ‘Give us a Chance’ campaign.
Give us a Chance or ‘GUAC’ is a leading consortium of social landlords who are rising to the challenge of helping people into work.
Its mission is to transform lives by enabling housing providers to support people into employment.
In signing the pledge, GMHP members have committed to helping more people into work through the providers’ established support, skills and enterprise provision, as well as helping to raise the profile for the work housing providers do around the work and skills agenda collectively.
Collectively GMHP already support more than 2,000 residents into work each year through a range of joint and independent initiatives.
GMHP will actively engage with GUAC, which is leading on a nationwide social media campaign ‘Communities that Work’ that is helping to raise awareness of the work that the entire social housing sector does to support people into work. The campaign runs until 1 May and is looking for social media posts, videos, captions highlighting the work of the social housing sector in this field.
Lynsey Sweeney, Managing Director of GUAC, said: “I am so glad to receive the support of Greater Manchester Housing Providers, and warmly welcome the pledge signed by Jon Lord. The social housing sector has such a crucial role to play to support people into work, and this is exemplified in the great work Greater Manchester Housing Providers are currently undertaking.”