Social investment at Origin

In 2016 Origin’s board committed to funding our social investment work for another three years.

Below, we’ve outlined what that commitment looks like.

 

We will:


Target Community Development activity based on local need, identified by analysis of data and the insights of our frontline staff.

Support all of our frontline staff to tackle top community issues highlighted by their customers.

Proactively support communities at our newly built developments, helping them to be strong right from the word go.

Target financial support to customers affected or at risk of being affected by welfare reforms.

Support our most in-need customers to secure sustainable employment.

Support people to remain in their homes by providing aids and adaptations across all our properties.

Provide a holistic support service to our general needs residents, ensuring they receive the support necessary to maintain their tenancies.

Support our customers at Enfield Single Housing to sustain their licenses with us, and build up the skills to move-on when they’re ready. 

 

We will do this by:


Working in partnership with other organisations and services in the areas we work in, each playing to our own strengths.

Continually monitoring our success, adapting our approach and services as needed to ensure maximum impact.

Remembering the link between health and housing, and taking a public health-led approach where this is useful.

Balancing our responsive services like financial support, with preventative interventions like our active health programmes.

Actively seeking external sources of funding, and fully maximising social value commitments from our large contracts.


Our social investment work is delivered across multiple teams at Origin, with the Community Development Team taking a strategic lead and managing monitoring and evaluation.

If you're interested in working with us on any part of our social investment work, please contact our Community Development Team on 0300 323 0325.