Driving the future of social value in housing

26/01/2021

VIVID, Regenda and MTVH have signed up to support the development of HACT’s social value roadmap.

“Today, we will start developing the roadmap so the sector can use social value information to improve services, enhance decision-making and increase the impact we make,” said Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive, HACT. “We’re delighted that these organisations will be joining us, bringing their different perspectives, priorities and expertise to the social value roadmap. Together we can deliver the future of social value in social housing.”

The social value roadmap was launched in September 2020. It was developed by the UK Social Value in Housing Taskforce, which was composed of 17 organisations including leading social housing organisations, the Regulator for Social Housing and international experts in social value.

Mark Perry, Chief Executive, VIVID, said:

“We’re pleased to confirm our support in working with HACT on developing a social value roadmap, to help measure and evaluate the social value we deliver as an organisation and as a sector.

Social value is important to businesses like ours to understand the social impact of what we do. By working with HACT, we hope to learn more about how we can measure and evaluate social value and ensure our staff understand how their role generates social impact, to make business decisions, influence stakeholders and improve outcomes for our customers and local communities.”

Nina Peters, Director of Business Transformation, Regenda Group, said:

“The Regenda Group regenerates places and works with people to create the opportunities they need to thrive. Being a part of the social value roadmap will help us understand and increase the impact we make. We’re delighted to be working with HACT to achieve this.”

Geeta Nanda, Chief Executive, MTVH said:

“The role of social housing organisations in supporting people through difficult times is now more important than ever and the social value roadmap offers an opportunity for the sector to improve its social impact in communities across the country. At Metropolitan Thames Valley, social value is incredibly important to us and we’re always looking at ways we can improve our services and deliver what is most important for our residents. That’s why we’re delighted to be joining sector partners to support the development of HACT’s social value roadmap.”

The roadmap will enable the social housing sector to use social value information to improve services, enhance decision-making and increase the impact we make. The first meeting of the social value roadmap group is scheduled to take place in January 2021.

HACT is in discussions with over 30 more organisations from inside and outside the social housing sector about their involvement in the social value roadmap.

Those organisations who have signed up to take part in the roadmap include:

  • Breyer Group
  • Clarion
  • CHP
  • Clarion
  • Federated Hermes
  • Fusion21
  • Gentoo
  • Link
  • Longhurst
  • MTVH
  • Optivo
  • Orbit
  • PlaceShapers
  • Poplar HARCA
  • Raven
  • Regenda
  • Social Value UK
  • South East Consortium
  • Sovereign
  • VIVID
  • Wythenshawe Community Housing Group
  • Your Housing Group

 

Organisations wanting to join these pioneering organisations in developing the roadmap should contact Isobel Kiely.

[notes to editors]

Further information about the social value roadmap, as well as a Q&A session about the roadmap.

 

About VIVID

Our vision is “more homes, bright futures”. And at the heart of this is helping customers improve their wellbeing and life chances. We’re a leading provider of affordable homes and we provide services and support to 72,000 customers in the South. We’ve 31,000 homes across Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and West Sussex and have an ambitious target to build 17,000 homes over the next 10 years. We’ve recently been awarded the title of best health and wellbeing initiative at the CIPD People Management Awards and we were also named Housing Association of the Year at the national WhatHouse? 2019 Awards.

www.vividhomes.co.uk

@WeAreVIVIDhomes

About Regenda

The Regenda Group is well established. Formed in 2001, within 10 years it was joined by five housing associations, dating back to 1963: West Pennine and the Limehurst Village Trust in Oldham, Templar in Macclesfield, Wyre in Poulton-le-Fylde and Maritime in Liverpool. It has gained a reputation for innovation.

They now own or manage around 13,000 properties in the North West.

About MTVH

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH) is one of the UK's leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services. We own, manage and administer more than 57,000 homes across London, the South East and East Midlands.

 

For further information about this press release, please contact Matthew Grenier on 07914 083337, or email him: communications@hact.org.uk