A key aim of our strategy is to shape strong, sustainable places for our communities and one of the many ways in which we do this is through our Unlocking Social Value programme.
By Unlocking Social Value, our contractors and suppliers support us to make a difference in the places that we work and to the lives of those who live there.
We’re proud to partner with those that share our passion for social value. In 2019-2020 we worked with 24 partners, unlocking over £50,000 of support and our latest Unlocking Social Value Annual Report celebrates these partnerships and the wonderful outcomes they have provided for our customers and communities.
With their support we have been able to
- assistance even more customers into paid jobs, work placements and work experience opportunities
- help make our communities even greater places for our customers to live, with community clean ups and grounds maintenance projects
- offer support to community projects through sponsorship, volunteering and donating materials
- invest in both our own services and services offered by community groups and organisations
We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to those featured in this report.
However big or small, the commitments make a huge difference to the lives of those impacted and play a vital role in helping us provide our customers and communities with the support they need to build strong foundations for life.