Delivering outcomes in line with HACT (Housing Associations' Charitable Trust) and getting returns on social investments
Youth Elements CIC is the UK's young-adult led training and service provider. Our social purpose is to tackle unemployment and increase positivity, motivation and wellbeing in individuals. We achieve this through our accredited programmes for professionals and residents of all ages.
The programmes and training we deliver provide a wide range of positive social impact to ensure housing associations are meeting their organisational missions. Our huge range of programmes add value and support to communities. We work alongside the HACT model to ensure that we demonstrate value for money on social and financial returns.
We believe that people who live in a community are in the best position to make a lasting difference.
Value for money is the over-riding factor that determines all public sector procurement decisions. Public bodies are required to consider services they commission and procure might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the community.
We believe that investing and developing people is the best way to develop communities for everyone.
Social value is about the positive changes an individual or group experiences that benefit the community. It's the non-financial impact programmes and activities have, especially on the wellbeing of individuals and communities.
Social value is "the benefit to the community from a commissioning/procurement process over and above the direct purchasing of goods, services and outcomes". We deliver:
Youth Elements prides itself on delivering tailor made programmes and projects that meet the needs, aims and objectives of your organisation.
We recognise the value and difference mentorship can make. For me the next important step was to empower tenants to support each other in this way, providing learning opportunities for tenants whilst also addressing softer barriers like confidence building, raising aspirations and motivation. The partnership with Youth Elements has been brilliant; they have provided an excellent training programme and engaged with some of our hardest to reach tenants within supported housing.
Great Places Housing Group
Employment & Training Manager
I initially attended the taster day for the peer mentoring project so I was in a better position to promote the training to my residents. I was blown away by the enthusiasm that Youth Elements had shown and simply wanted more.
Employment & Training Co-ordinator
I would work with Amina again because of her passion for the work that she does. Not only is she passionate, she is professional, dedicated and hardworking.
Working on a peer to peer basis, the power of this kind of delivery and the buy in from the clients was at a level not often experienced when working in this arena.
Blackburn with Darwin Foyer Manager
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