Greater Manchester Housing Providers are committed to driving change in the role social value plays in supporting social outcomes across Greater Manchester.

The group has achieved a wide range of benefits across Greater Manchester, showing that social housing providers go beyond simply providing homes where people can live.  The outcomes of the ‘social value’ work are not just felt by those living in social housing but also by the wider community, business’ in the region, and the economy more generally.

What is Social Value?

Social Value is “the benefit to the community from a commissioning/procurement process over and above the direct purchasing of goods, services and outcomes” –The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

We have committed to working collaboratively to embed and increase the social value that we create collectively through our supply chains.

GM Housing providers are working together delivering social value across the region. The data below is based on the 2019/20  financial year and is a baseline position which will be developed and reported on annually.

Promote employment and economic stability

308.8 m
spent with businesses with an operating base in Greater Manchester
10222
residents supported towards work
1776
residents supported into new or existing jobs
19483
weeks delivered by directly employed apprentices
12.6 m
spent with not-for-profit organisations

Raise the living standards of local residents

23.7 m
benefits and grants gained for customers
100 %
staff paid at least the Living Wage

Promote participitation and citizen engagement

14132
involved tenants
2097
residents volunteered during the year
140892
hours volunteered by the community
11284
hours volunteered by staff

Build capacity and sustainability in the voluntary and community sector

860
voluntary and community groups supported
2.4 m
grants awarded to the community and voluntary sector
77
community and voluntary sector organisations engages in formal alliances or contracts

Promote equity and fairness

94 %
employees live in Greater Manchester. Most organisations are accredited with a disability equality scheme

Promote environmental sustainability

4635
residents actively engaged to help them reduce energy use in their home
12569
fly-tipping incidents cleared
2067
staff trained in carbon literacy

Housing sector

2440
homes let to people who were previously homeless
1349
new build properties completed

The housing providers contributing to this baseline assessment are:

  • Bolton At Home
  • FCHO
  • Great Places Housing Group
  • Jigsaw
  • Johnnie Johnson Housing
  • Mosscare St Vincents
  • Northwards Housing
  • One Manchester
  • Rochdale Boroughwide Housing
  • Salix Homes
  • Six Town Housing
  • Southway Housing
  • Stockport Homes
  • The Guinness Partnership
  • Trafford Housing Trust
  • Wythenshawe Community Housing Group