The Wrekin Housing Group published its latest Social Value Report, setting out how the non-profit housing and care provider generated £55.9m of social value in the local economy during 2019-20.
Through social investment, Wrekin aims to improve wellbeing and resilience across communities and for individuals.
Opportunities, initiatives, placements, and other investments provided by Wrekin bought 49 people in to employment, created 21 apprenticeships, and 45 training placements.
Wrekin says it drives social investment in four areas: financial and social inclusion; health and wellbeing; environmental sustainability; and employment, skills, and training.
Outcomes include over 350 volunteering days enabling staff to give back and others to gain new skills, saving over 498 tonnes of waste from landfill and providing dementia awareness training to over 500 people.
Group chief executive Wayne Gethings said: “At Wrekin we make a difference to people’s lives, and social value is at the heart of how we do this.
“The results of this report clearly set out how we share the benefits and opportunities right across the whole community, economically, socially, and environmentally.
“Nothing says this better than our response to COVID-19 where, in addition to our usual services, we have completed over 3,500 additional tasks ranging from delivering medicines to befriending phone calls.
“This is all down to our staff and the approach we take to our work every day.”
Image: The Wrekin Housing Group chief executive Wayne Gethings and Construction Ready
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