Social value services

Housing providers are increasingly expected to use data and evidence to inform all aspects of their decision-making.  New regulatory rules require housing providers to demonstrate the value for money of their social, as well as financial returns and provide evidence they are spending money as effectively as possible. The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 has placed a requirement on housing providers to consider their social impact when undertaking procurement activities.

Existing approaches to measure social impact have been reported to be a poor fit for housing providers whose work can encompass a wide range of community focused investment as well as their core housing management and development. HACT has been working with leading social impact measurement expert Daniel Fujiwara, Director of SImetrica, Economist at LSE with 10 years’ experience working in government, to develop new ways of understanding the value that housing associations create to ensure informed investment decisions.

Publications and tools

The latest publications tools and information about the Social Value Bank.

How to use your results

See how other housing providers are using our social impact tools.

Licensing terms

Find out more information about the licensing agreement for our social impact values.

Social value masterclasses

Developed in conjunction with our latest social impact publications and tools.

Social Value Network for Contractors

A network for contractors that want to demonstrate their commitment to delivering social value.

Social value consultancy and training

Bespoke support to introduce and implement social impact measurement systems across your organisation.

SVB user community

A new community of housing providers using the HACT social value tools.