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Social value

Social value is not just about how we provide social, economic and environmental benefits within the areas we work. Our approach to social value goes beyond the initial investment, and we work to provide long-term benefits and a lasting community legacy.

We ensure that any initiative we undertake is supported through a strong network of local partners and providers. This allows us to make the best use of established local networks, and ensures direct benefits to the local community and its residents.

A great example of this is our social enterprise, BasWorx, set up to provide traineeships for local people within the Basildon area. BasWorx supports local employment and provides a stepping stone for people looking to re-enter the workplace and learn new skills.

Addressing local needs

We work with our Local Authority and Housing Association partners to develop strategies that best address local needs, and develop social value offers that provide the greatest return on investment.

Whether it’s providing apprenticeships, engaging with schools, working with vulnerable people, or supporting local businesses – we develop proposals that are sustainable, measurable and provide the most appropriate solution for the community.

Social Value Programmes and Activities

We offer a range of activities to improve the wellbeing of residents, create opportunities for learning, career development and routes into employment.

If you have any questions about these activities or would like to book a space, please contact CSRbox@morgansindall.com

Energy Cafes

With energy prices on the rise, it’s helpful for residents to understand good energy usage practices and the support that’s available if they are struggling to pay bills.

The energy cafés take place online on the first Thursday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Residents will receive advice on:

  • What to do if customers are struggling to pay energy bills
  • How to make sure a home is energy-efficient
  • Keeping a home free from condensation and mould growth
  • The best boiler controls for heating a home efficiently
  • Where to access grants and benefits to help support with paying energy bills
  • Agencies that provide extra support and guidance

Digital Inclusion Sessions

The sessions provide residents with the skills to access resources, support, and financial tools necessary for them in their everyday lives.

The sessions are split up into two parts:

  • Staying in touch – creating an email, installing mobile apps such as WhatsApp and Zoom
  • Online shopping – how to set up shopping accounts, PayPal accounts

CV Workshops

These 1-hour sessions are designed to support residents to write a CV from scratch, teaching the importance of tailoring a CV to the individual job role they are applying for.

Employability Sessions

Looking for a new job opportunity or want help with writing a CV? Our sessions can help with this and more.

Work Experience

In partnership with Speaker for Schools, we offer work experience placements twice a year, so that students can gain insights into the world of work and gain key skills and experience.

Apprenticeships

Our apprentice programmes are designed to build the practical, academic and communication skills that will help you develop your career. Check out our careers page to find out the current apprenticeship opportunities.

Work to Learn Programmes

We offer training, structured work experience and employment opportunities for residents of all ages and backgrounds. Find out about our current programmes here.

Measuring social value impact

When it comes to social value we know it’s not always easy to demonstrate the return on investment. To ensure that we meet all our social value commitments, we use both the Housing Association’s Charitable Trust (HACT) Social Return on Investment model and Local Multiplier 3 (LM3) to monitor the local impact of our contracts. This allows our clients to demonstrate that their investment is making a difference, and our joint initiatives are the best use of resources.

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