Places for People
“Impact is easy-to-use and automatically converts our CSR activities into meaningful social value data. It’s also a valuable staff engagement tool, helping front-line staff to recognise the social value in what they do every single day and galvanising them to do even more. Importantly, it’s showing how social value is delivered across our diverse group and providing a platform to demonstrate our collective impact.”.
HEAD OF SOCIAL VALUE
About Places for People
Places for People is a placemaking and regeneration company, with a 50-year history of delivering social outcomes such as the design, building and management of large-scale regeneration projects.
They deliver health and well-being programmes through their owned and maintained leisure facilities. This award-winning organisation innovates, and applies these forward-thinking solutions by solving problems and leveraging new opportunities in their industry.
Relief from homelessness
People into work & training
Captured and recorded by Impact
The significance of Social Value Measurement
Places for People reflects their philanthropic heritage in their devotion to measuring their social impact. Social outcomes are key in their mission to provide houses, bring people out of poverty, and improve the wellbeing on the communities in which they operate.
Through working with Impact, Places For People have been able to increase the amount of socially valuable activity, removing the administrative burden from managers, and improving employee engagement.
Social Value Act (2012) Compliance
Following the passing of the Social Value Act (2012), social impact has become an instrumental element of public tenders and contracts – with contracts of £180,000 required to demonstrate social impact.
What’s more, the government is set to strengthen the Act in 2019 to ensure social value is evaluated, not just considered. The monitoring and reporting of your social value, through Impact, will allow you to be more successful in understanding the impact on your communities.
This data can be used to inform future projects, meaning communities will continue to benefit from richer, more substantial social value projects.
Impact for Housing Providers
Impact segments the great work housing providers do according to the location where it’s occurred, so you can cross-reference your social impact across multiple postcodes. Not only that, but you can survey beneficiaries directly from the tool – for qualitative insights- making it easier to track how much an intervention has helped a tenant, for example.
Impact automates the conversion of your activities into meaningful, real-time data, you’ll no longer need to personally calculate the impact you’re having. Thus, creating Value for Money and SROI reports is no longer a long-winded, time-consuming end-of-year project.
Within organisations seeking to embed a culture of sustainability and social value, Impact is at the the core. Rather than being a passive tool, impact capture is devolved to the users themselves, empowering them to take active steps in delivering cultural change.
Impact enables organisations to extract real-time social value data through spreadsheets or visual reports that can easily be embedded into other documents or webpages. Allowing you to report on your social impact whenever necessary, and not just at the end of the year.