CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
At Mossley Hill Housing we know how important it is to support our local communities. As in everything we do we seek ways to go above and beyond to add value where we can. We recognise that corporate social responsibility goes way beyond charitable fundraising and is about having a corporate conscious, embracing responsibility for our actions, and encouraging a positive impact on our surrounding areas and the people living and working within them.
MADE UP OF FIVE KEY AREAS
SOCIAL IMPACT STRATEGY
Mossley Hill Housing is a specialist developer and investor with a social mission. It’s goal is to increase the provision of high-quality Specialist Supported Housing (SSH) across the UK, that is fit for the future, and delivers positive social outcomes for vulnerable adults, particularly those moving from long-term institutional care to more independent settings in SSH.
As of 30th June 2020 Mossley Hill Housing has invested £5 million in 53 properties providing homes for many vulnerable adults.
Mossley Hill Housing is making a positive contribution to improving the supply and quality of specialist supported housing, which, in turn, is making a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable people.
A key success factor for Mossley Hill Housing is partnering with high quality Registered Providers and Care Providers with an alignment around social impact and objectives.
It is unsurprising that demand for the type of SSH that Mossley Hill Housing develops is rising.
Mencap, the UK’s leading voice on disability and a charitable partner of Mossley Hill Housing, reported that demand for SSH will increase from a baseline of 22,000–30,000 SSH units (typically occupied by multiple people) in 2017/18 in England to 25,500–33,500 units by 2021/22 and to 29,000–37,000 units by 2027/28.
This is largely driven by:
The population of people with learning disabilities is growing due to higher survival rates at birth and increasing life expectancy.
Government policy, particularly the Transforming Care Agenda, which promotes moving people out of institutional settings to community-based housing alternatives that promote independent living.
Decline in informal support networks and at-home care, with more working mothers and increases in single-parent families.
With this increasing demand, there is a clear social need to increase the supply of SSH. The combination of better outcomes for individuals and the potential cost-savings to public care budgets mean the social value proposition for SSH is widely recognised to be high.
FUTURE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
As a passionate believer in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Mossley Hill Housing is committed to delivering all Specialist Supported Housing and Extra Care schemes through modular construction (pre-manufactured in a factory) by 2025 which will deliver the following benefits:
Safer, cleaner delivery with improved health and safety performance on site
Greater sustainability through advantages in thermal and environmental performance, lower operational maintenance costs and less waste generation in the construction phase
Less waste and greater onsite recycling of materials delivers a ‘greener’ construction outcome
Greater efficiency in site logistics with up to 90% fewer vehicle movements reducing disruption to the surrounding communities
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS:
The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognise that ending poverty must go together with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
In our pursuit of sustainable development within the Specialist Supported Housing sector Mossley Hill Investments is contributing towards the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
Development Goal 3: “Ensure Healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”, Target 3.5: “Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol” by providing accommodation and support for such groups of people within our society who are affected by such abuse.
Development Goal 7: “Affordable and Clean Energy” Across all our projects we only use energy efficient light bulbs and appliances.
Development Goal 11: “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. Within this Goal, Mossley Hill is supporting Target 11.1: “By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums”
Development Goal 12: “Responsible Consumption and Production”. Target 12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse” across all our development and construction sites.
Development Goal 17: “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development”, Target 17.17: “Encourage and promote effective public, private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships” through our partnership with Registered Providers and local authorities across the UK and Ireland.
CHARITABLE PARTNERSHIPS AND SPONSORSHIP
We are committed to supporting and enhancing the communities we serve through the sponsorship of local and national charities and community groups such as the following:
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
We recognise that certain groups in society are disadvantaged and they often do not have equal access to jobs and services. In the provision of housing we will always seek to ensure that we treat every individual according to their needs and not discriminate across race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.