Published: 15th May 2014

Last September Chris White MP wrote an article about how housing associations are taking the lead in promoting social value. In his new role as the first social value ambassador, he spoke of how housing associations understand ‘the impact that housing can have on people’ and how ‘they build relationships with residents in ways other organisations may find hard to achieve’. There are lots of social housing providers that contribute a great social value to their communities but there are also many residents that are integral to this process and contribute their own social value to communities. Social housing tenants and residents can get involved with their landlord in a variety of ways, often being able to choose from a ‘menu’ of involvement activities. The menu will include everything from giving feedback to community work to influencing at a strategic and board level. In my experience, those that are involved, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)