Upcoming events

Centre Connects – Webinar: Pro play

Thursday 23 May
10:00 — 11:00

Join us for a Centre Connects webinar exploring the value of play and the role housing associations can fulfil in enabling, supporting and unlocking the benefits of play in communities. We’ll be joined by Clarion Housing Association who launched their Pro Play Network for Housing in 2023 – a collaboration of housing partners committed to sharing knowledge, collaborating on play projects and campaigning for policy change. A great opportunity to be inspired and ask any questions you may have!

Launch event: Social Value Assurance white paper

Wednesday 5 June
15:00 — 16:00

Join us for the launch event of our White Paper on Social Value Assurance to hear from our partners Mazars and the expert stakeholders involved in our research and learn about the importance of assurance and how this can be used as part of the professionalisation and maturing of social value.

You will also hear about the practical steps your organisation should be taking to have confidence in the environmental and social value data you are reporting on.

Intergenerational practice and social value: the potential for the housing sector

Monday 10 June
14:00 — 15:00

Join Intergenerational England, Clarion Futures, SNG and HACT to look at the importance of intergenerational housing and practice and the potential impact and social value it can unlock for communities. The team will share news about a pioneering collaboration opportunity to discover the social value and impact of intergenerational housing initiatives. With presentations and a Q&A, we look forward to having you join us!

Training

An introduction to social value – June

Wednesday 19 June
10:00 — 13:00

Informed by years of combined experience of using, advising, and teaching organisations to use social value principle, the training is designed to benefit anyone seeking to understand, measure and attach a value to the social impact of their work. As social value becomes increasingly established as part of procurement and public sector processes, get ahead of the curve and get the knowledge you need to go beyond ticking a box and measure your true social value impact.

An introduction to social value – September

Wednesday 11 September
10:00 — 13:00

Informed by years of combined experience of using, advising, and teaching organisations to use social value principle, the training is designed to benefit anyone seeking to understand, measure and attach a value to the social impact of their work. As social value becomes increasingly established as part of procurement and public sector processes, get ahead of the curve and get the knowledge you need to go beyond ticking a box and measure your true social value impact.

An introduction to social value – December

Tuesday 3 December
10:00 — 13:00

Informed by years of combined experience of using, advising, and teaching organisations to use social value principle, the training is designed to benefit anyone seeking to understand, measure and attach a value to the social impact of their work. As social value becomes increasingly established as part of procurement and public sector processes, get ahead of the curve and get the knowledge you need to go beyond ticking a box and measure your true social value impact.

We're speaking at...

CHIC Conference & Exhibition 2024

Our Head of Social Value, Michael McLaughlin, is speaking at CHIC Conference & Exhibition 2024 promotes approaching asset management through the residents' lens. The conference hosts workshops which share insights and best practice to promote effective collaboration. Michael will be co-hosting a workshop focusing on - Social Value – How do we fill the skills gap? - which will explore building better communities and creating attractive career prospects, asking – Are we making a difference to get people into construction careers?

Conference date: 22 May 2024
Session time: 10:15 – 11:15
Conference location: Telford International Centre

CHIC Conference & Exhibition 2024

Our Head of Retrofit Credits is speaking at FOOTPRINT+ which explores how technology and materials, energy systems and data can work together synergistically to drive down buildings' carbon emissions. Antoine will be speaking at 15:15 on 08 May as part of a session on - The Importance of Social Value Data in Sustainability and Retrofitting- a topic he is passionate about!

Conference date: 22 May 2024
Session time: 10:30 – 11:30
Conference location: Telford International Centre

Watch & listen again

Watch & listen again to some of our events from this year

Social value, social housing and the residents’ perspective: a conversation

This session was a facilitated conversation providing space for residents to express their thoughts, perspectives and hopes for social value.

Chaired by Catherine Ryder, Placeshapers

Many thanks to:

Steve MacKenzie, Yorkshire Housing

Alison Hill, Clarion

Cindy Boa, Clarion

Katrina Wright, Teviot Estate

Where do I start with social value?

Using examples from different organisations, we share some of the challenges, opportunities and approaches that they have taken in beginning their social value journey.

Chaired by Frances Harkin, HACT

Presentations from:

Abbie Peel, HomeGroup

Bryan Dando, Barrhead Housing Association

Ned Hartfiel, Prifysgol Bangor – Bangor University

Mark Forsyth, British Red Cross

 

 

 

The importance of evidence: moving towards a social value assurance framework

Hear how better assurance of impact metrics and reporting is required to drive this forward.

Chaired by Michael McLaughlin, HACT

Presentations from:

William Hughes, Mazars 

Anna Haskins, The Good Economy 

Deborah Williams, SNG

 

Unequal and disproportionate: the impact of the cost of living crisis on Black, Asian and minority ethnic residents

For this Racial Equality Group event, the focus was on the impact of the cost of living crisis on Black, Asian and minority ethnic residents. We were joined by 3 speakers, Stephen Burns, Executive Director of Care and Communities at Peabody,  Max Williams, Senior Researcher at The Runnymede Trust and Ayesha Begum, Programme Manager for Strategy & Impact at Fair4All Finance who shared their insights, research and expertise. 

Green Skills Network: An update with Christina Byrne and David Bussey

For the 3rd update with the Green Skills Network, we were joined by Christina Byrne, Regional Social Value Manager at Wates and David Bussey, National Employer and Partnerships Manager, Clarion Housing Group and Chair of the Green Skills Network who shared the details of a pilot initiative ran throughout December supporting 10 customers into training to become a Domestic Energy Assessor and Retrofit Assessor.

Food insecurity: 49 events. 85,000 meals

Food insecurity with the London Food Insecurity Network & The Felix Project

49 events. 85,000 meals.

How London HA Winter markets and food pantries gave vital support to residents over the festive period.