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Jobs advice, apprenticeships, nurseries and laundry facilities all add value to residents’ lives, say experts

To restore public trust, housing associations should make social value projects an inextricable part of what they do, according to experts from the sector.

Panellists at a Guardian roundtable on 15 November, supported by Mitie, discussed how social value projects such as public health or apprenticeship schemes can help support communities in difficult times, as long as they are more than just a box-ticking exercise. The experts also said housing associations should form partnerships, rather than each trying to do their own thing. “We tend to duplicate what each other does and we’re not very good at working together,” said Madeleine Nelson, executive director of Plus Dane Housing. “It’s about creating scale and not all running our own schemes.”


The Guardian

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