Our approach to Social Impact includes using the Wellbeing Calculator from the Housing Associations Charitable Trust (HACT) to provide a value in pounds for changes to an individual’s wellbeing, such as from unemployment into work or from homelessness into housing.
In 2020, we generated over £3m in social value using the Wellbeing Calculator. This year, we’re aiming to create even more, targeting £15m. In our five year strategy, we aspire to generate £150m of social value.
This short film also demonstrates the impact our Communities grant programme had during 2020/21, helping our partner charities and groups to make a real difference in their communities.
Working with our suppliers can also lead to significant social value in our communities and we know that our work enables meaningful change for our customers and communities.
We’re maximising our opportunities to extend our reach and impact through making sure that we get meaningful social value commitments though our procurement activity with suppliers. We listen to the needs of our communities and trusted partners and use this knowledge to look for additional resources, such as apprenticeships and training, volunteering time and goods and services.
All of the work we do in Communities directly feeds into reporting for ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and supports us to illustrate our social impact as a business, further securing our future and ability to do more.
Get in touch
If you’d like to find out more about how we’re building more than just homes - get in touch with the team and see how by working together we can achieve more. Please email us at email@example.com or call 0300 5000 926 and ask to speak to the Communities team.