Social value is embedded in everything we do across The Wrekin Housing Group.
Social value is one of our core strategic priorities and is at the heart of everything we do at Wrekin, as we make a difference to people’s lives across Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire and Staffordshire.
Our Social Value reports seek to tell the story of how Wrekin, and the social value we generate, positively impacts wellbeing and helps build resilience for individuals and across communities.
For us, social value is how we improve opportunities for everyone: for customers, service users, employees and communities. We also take into account the wider economic, social and environmental impact of our actions. Our social value focuses around the following themes: Employment, training and skills; Financial and social inclusion; Health and wellbeing; Safer and more resilient communities; Environmental sustainability.
In 2019/2020 our work driving local economic growth, creating employment, training, volunteering and apprenticeship opportunities, supporting community initiatives, investing in homes and delivering services generated £55.9m in social value. This is based on calculations and formulas created by HACT (Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust) and the National Housing Federation.
You can see our latest report here: