So, you want to change the world with your business. Brilliant. You’re now in the top 9% of socially-focussed SMEs in the UK. Go you! However, being a social entrepreneur means there are a few extra things you need to think about that non-socents don’t.
As a Housing Association, your procurement processes have the power to create genuine and lasting social change. Chances are, you already have a policy for social value procurement gathering dust somewhere – but are you actually implementing it?
A key trend that will continue over this 10-year period is providing care in the right places – so rather than people seeking help through hospital admissions the focus is on effective support at home and in care homes.
Housing is increasingly seen as the first social service: “Our homes are more than just roofs over our heads. They are a safety net and springboard to a better life.” Secretary of State: Green Paper – A New Deal for Social Housing