Social Value Statement

LHC and its regional organisations are not for profit providers of procurement and delivery solutions to all public sector organisations.

Surpluses are reinvested into the communities in which we operate to achieve improved social value outcomes in accordance with our primary goal – ‘Working together to deliver better buildings, homes and communities’

We work together with our partners, clients suppliers, and communities to ensure social value is delivered in many ways: -

  1. To develop organisational policies to promote improved social, economic and environmental outcomes.
  2. To look at the ways and means by which social value can be achieved on all projects delivered through our frameworks, bearing in mind that each project and context can be very different.
  3. To define a standard set of outcomes on all projects to ensure that additional value is generated for the communities.
  4. To identify priority areas for local community benefit programmes funded by our surpluses.

At SWPA we are:

At SWPA we are continuing to promote our Community Benefit Fund, specifically designed to target small community groups – that often do not have access to bigger grant schemes, to give them up to £1000 for a project or continued running. This is in partnership with South West Community Matters. Find out more here.

Following completion of our projects we gather feedback from our appointed companies on the number of apprentices and previously unemployed people that have been employed by them. We will continue to gather this information and will use to improve our projects social value.

Contribute to the use of TOMS in South West, through discussions with our public sector clients and the Social Value Portal. We will continue to help our appointed companies understand social value in this context through engagement events, for example our ‘Delivering Social Value’ webinar with Plymouth City Council and the Social Value Portal.

Work with LHC to implement the CIH Value Toolkit into our frameworks and continue to assess whether this will be a better social value measure than TOMS for social value projects in the South West.

Develop appropriate KPI’s to show the social value impact of our projects and community benefit fund accurately and meaningfully.
Continue to contribute and improve our wider social value aims, for example, through the implementation of a Sustainability and Environmental Policy.

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