Innovation in housing:
it’s what we’ve always done

As the charity of the social housing sector, we have supported the transformation and development of housing providers for over 60 years.

We believe the provision of housing is about more than just bricks and mortar – it’s about enhancing peoples’ lives. To us, housing providers are at their most successful when focused on the social value they create and meeting the needs of their residents and investing in their thriving communities. We exist to help them do this.

How we can help

Social Value

Measuring the social value of your organisation’s activities allows you to demonstrate the social impact of your work and understand the difference you make to individuals and communities.
Discover how we can help you on your social value journey.

Community Investment

We believe passionately about the work housing associations do for, and with, communities and believe that collaboration in and out of sector is key to creating impact for individuals. With expertise spanning employment, health, financial inclusion, resident involvement, fundraising and programme development, let’s see how we can help.

Retrofit Credits

Our latest innovation that combines social value and sustainability! Retrofit Credits helps social housing organisations to unlock retrofit funding by selling their carbon credits! Other organisations can then buy these credits to offset their carbon emissions. Benefiting, providers, residents, communities and markets!

Health and Housing

The link between health and housing is inextricable, which is why we are passionate about the work we do to bring the two sectors together. Find out how we can help you to bridge the gap and strengthen the services you provide!

Data Excellence

Data is critical to the future of social housing. But actually creating a data-driven organisation is no easy task. The Better Social Housing Review 2022, highlighted the need for the sector to get its data up to scratch, recommending the adoption of the UK Housing Data Standards.

Social Value Insight

Model, monitor and measure your social value - all in one place.

This tool provides you with the support, advice and insights you need whether you are evidencing your social value for an ESG fund, monitoring the social value created through procurement or looking to improve your community investment services.

HACT and NHC social value conference 2024

We recently held our tenth HACT and NHC Social Value Conference!

Topics included;

  • Maximising social value: how we can go beyond ticking the box
  • The importance of evidence: moving towards a social value assurance framework
  • The future of social value and procurement
  • Social value, social housing and the residents’ perspective: a conversation

We’ve compiled all the recordings and resources for you to access at your leisure, check them out and don’t forget to share them with a colleague!

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