English Rural has been one of the sector leaders on calculating Social Return on Investment, which looks to increase social equality, environmental sustainability and wellbeing, by changing how we determine value.
The idea started off as a Private Members bill by Chris White MP and the purpose was to provide a framework for measuring and accounting for change and its much wider span of value. It became The Public Services (Social Value Act 2012); English Rural saw the introduction of this Bill as an excellent opportunity to attempt to quantify the social and economic value of our work with rural communities. We are now working with other housing associations to share and develop our work.
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