Greater Manchester Housing Providers are committed to driving change in the role social value plays in supporting social outcomes across Greater Manchester. As a group with a strong social purpose and a combined annual turnover in excess of £1bn we are keen to maximise social value within our own organisations as well as influence those working with us to do the same.

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 2016/17 financial year and is a baseline position which will be developed and reported on annually.

Promote participation and citizen engagement

Hours volunteered by the community
Hours volunteered by staff
Community volunteers
Involved tenants engaged
Staff volunteers

Build the capacity & sustainability of the voluntary & community sector

Pounds spent on grants and support for community and voluntary sector groups
Voluntary and community groups supported
community & voluntary sector organisations engaged in formal alliances or contacts

Promote equity & fairness

Percent of the workforce live in Greater Manchester
Percent of the workforce live in managed properties

Promote employment & economic sustainability

Residents supported into employment
Percent spend with businessed based in GM
Residents supported to move closer to work
Apprenticeship weeks

Raise the living standard of local residents

Percent of staff paid (at least) the Living Wage Foundation
Homes let to people who were previously homeless
Benefits and grants gained for customers

The housing providers contributing to this baseline assessment are:

  • Northwards Housing
  • One Manchester
  • New Charter Housing Trust Group
  • Onwards Homes
  • Southway Housing Trust
  • Bolton At Home
  • Equity Housing Group
  • ForViva
  • Wythenshawe Community Housing Group
  • Irwell Valley Housing Association 
  • Salix Homes
  • Rochdale Boroughwide Housing 
  • Stockport Homes
  • Trafford Housing Trust 
  • Great Places Housing Group