Everything we do in respect of community investment is aimed at leaving a lasting legacy and generating additional value from our repair and maintenance partnerships. We work collaboratively with our customers and their resident customers to determine the social value and community investment initiatives that will make the biggest difference.

Community investment activities and initiatives aim to increase opportunities for training, employment and skills investment, as well as supporting regeneration projects and collaborative partnerships with third sector organisations.

For long term partnerships these initiatives are combined into a strategic community investment plan. These plans align with our training, recruitment, and supply chain plans for the contract to maximise the value delivered in respect of employment, the environment, and local economies.

Over a 10 or 15-year contract term (like our partnerships with Dacorum and Slough Borough Councils), we take a strategic approach to investment. We look holistically at everything we are doing, asking the question: ‘Is what we are doing making a long-term difference?’ We then can ensure that we leave a tangible lasting legacy in both individuals’ lives and in the communities where we work.