Pioneering social value

22/04/2021

Golding Homes, Bernicia and Citizen Housing are the latest social housing organisations to sign up to support the development of HACT’s social value roadmap.

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

Terry Spillard, Assistant Director of Customers at Golding Homes said:

“We’re pleased to announce our involvement with HACT who are providing us with the opportunity to shape and deliver the different elements within the social value roadmap, along with other partners through a series of working group meetings. This comes at a crucial time for Golding Homes as part of reviewing their community investment strategy in 2021.”

Andrea Malcolm, Executive Director of People, Homes and Communities at Bernicia, said:

“We’re committed to helping our tenants and communities. We want to make sure we focus our efforts and resources in the areas where they can be of most benefit. That’s why we’re excited to be working with HACT to develop the Social Value Bank. The insights this will bring will help us to better plan our corporate social activities and understand the impact they have.

“Sharing ideas and experiences with other organisations on the Roadmap programme can only help us in our drive to develop better services and have a positive impact on the communities we serve.”

Will Walker, Director of Transformation at Citizen Housing, said:

“Our social purpose is integral to our work and being part of a group of organisations which will shape an approach to measuring social value is a great opportunity for us. We look forward to working with HACT and partners to drive forward this important agenda.”

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 organisations from inside and outside the social housing sector about their involvement in the social value roadmap.

Organisations taking part in the roadmap include:

  • Bernicia
  • Breyer Group
  • Catalyst
  • Charis
  • Citizen Housing
  • Clarion
  • CHP
  • Clarion
  • Federated Hermes
  • Fusion21
  • Gentoo
  • Golding Homes
  • Leeds and Yorkshire HA
  • Link
  • Longhurst
  • MTVH
  • Optivo
  • Orbit
  • Peabody
  • PlaceShapers
  • Poplar HARCA
  • Raven
  • Regenda
  • Social Value UK
  • South East Consortium
  • Sovereign
  • VIVID
  • whg 
  • Wythenshawe Community Housing Group
  • Your Housing Group

Organisations wanting to join these pioneering organisations in developing the roadmap should contact James Williams.

 

[notes to editors]

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

About Golding Homes

Established in 2004 following the transfer of homes from Maidstone Borough Council, Golding Homes have invested more than £150m in regenerating their homes and neighbourhoods.

Today they own and manage just under 8,000 properties and provide homes for more than 21,000 people. They are committed to providing excellent customer service and quality safe homes for social, affordable and market rent, shared ownership and market sale.

https://www.goldinghomes.org.uk/

About Bernicia

Bernicia have been providing quality homes and services to people in the North East for over 50 years, earning a reputation as one of the country’s leading housing providers. They provide property and estate services to over 60,000 customers in the North of England, with an annual turnover of £75million.

https://www.bernicia.com/

About Citizen Housing

Citizen owns and manages 30,000 homes for diverse communities across the West Midlands, from urban tower blocks to rural villages and towns. Citizen provide contemporary and effective services and are piloting a number of major improvements, including a new quality standard for re-lets.

https://www.citizenhousing.org.uk/