Social Value and Health

The link between health and housing is inextricable, therefore, understanding social value and embedding across strategies, processes and projects is key to maximising impact and demonstrating the value you deliver.

Over the years we’ve worked with hundreds of organisations both from the social housing sector and beyond –  from the NHS and local authorities, to procurement specialists and consultancy experts, we’ve used our wellbeing approach to going above and beyond what is just required, and help embed, measure and demonstrate the full impact across the whole organisation.

Procurement - embedded from start to finish

With new government legislation requiring procurement projects not only consider social value as part of their process but ensure it is at the core of decision-making and recommends that wellbeing measures are also included, then understanding its true value is key.  All contracting authorities need to ensure they consider the following national priority outcomes alongside any local priorities in their procurement activities:

  1. Creating new businesses, new jobs and new skills;
  2. Tackling climate change and reducing waste, and
  3. Improving supplier diversity, innovation and resilience

As pioneers in social value development, we know that embedding social value in your processes from beginning to end can seem daunting – that’s why we’re here to help.

Our procurement tool makes embedding social value easy

The Social Value Insight tool includes a procurement module where you can manage your social value procurement information in one place from start to finish.

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Model, monitor and measure your impact – all in one place.

Accessed through an app-based platform and built on machine learning, Social Value Insight 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, with the tool you can:

  • measure and manage your procurement projects all the way through, planning in social value from the outset
  • set targets, budgets and project details
  • view all your projects in one place and easily filter to find what you need
  • create meaningful reports that can be easily exported
  • use the learning journeys, bank of topic guidance and support tools to help you on your social value journey

Read about our latest work

Embedding Social Value in the NHS

Explore how a social value discovery project, like that undertaken by NHS London is an important step to embedding social value in the health sector.

Unlocking the potential of social prescribing

How can a social prescribing program successfully improve the health and wellbeing of residents and lead to improved tenancy sustainment for housing associations?

How collaboration between Housing Associations and the NHS can help address workforce challenges

Peter Molyneux and Dan Charlton look at how Housing Associations and NHS trusts can collaborate to help address these workforce challenges.

Our experience also extends in supporting other key areas benefitting from collaboration between the anchor institutions

Hospital discharge protocol

We work with NHS Trusts to help them create and test hospital discharge protocols for adults with learning disabilities and autism, so they can be supported to move into community-based supported housing.

Clients include:

  • NHS Midlands – Birmingham and Solihull ICS
  • Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Systems.

Care leavers protocol, pathway and housing

We work with NHS Trusts to explore how to integrate housing into the 16+ care leavers pathway.

Clients include:

  • West Sussex County Council.

Workforce challenges

We develop collaborations between NHS partners and local housing associations so the latter can support their tenants and local people into local health jobs.


Clients include:

  • Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership

Mental health and housing partnerships

From initial exploratory conversations and engaging relevant stakeholders to facilitating roundtables and developing strategies, we have supported NHS Trusts to integrate mental health services with local housing providers.

Clients include

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust, South West London and St Georges NHS Trust, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex Health and Care Partnership.


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Complex care pathways (& integrated step-down CCP)

We work with NHS Trust leaders to review all aspects of adult mental health services, creating a pathway that identifies where greater integration with housing for people with complex care will produce best results.

Clients include

Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, South London Mental Health and Community Partnership, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Want to know more about how we can help?

If you have a question or query about any of our social value tool and services, get in touch with our Head of Services, Frances Harkin.

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