About the masterclass
Every day, housing associations deliver on their social purpose, but it has never been more important to demonstrate your impact, particularly to help access the funding needed to enable you to do even more to support some of the most disadvantaged people in society.
At this Social Value Masterclass you will learn to understand, measure, and communicate your social impact within the Scottish context using the latest versions of the UK Social Value Bank and associated tools and resources.
What will you learn?
- The background to the theory behind social impact measurement, an introduction to valuation, and an explanation of the wellbeing valuation approach
- Getting to know the UK Social Value Bank, a resource that is free to all housing associations – the most robust set of methodologically consistent social values available. We will include all the values that have been added to the Social Value Bank since its launch, including moving into employment, financial comfort, living in a good neighbourhood, rectification of problems with the physical environment, and the latest addition – the value of mental health improvements
- A full practical demonstration on how to apply these values using the latest version of the Value Calculator to measure the social impact of your work in a proportionate way to ensure reliable results, enabling benefits to be compared
- How to communicate your results within the Scottish context, use results to inform decisions and to maximise your social impact
- Examples of how other organisations have used the Social Value Bank in Scotland to understand results, inform decision making, and improve their work.
Outcomes for the day
- Better understanding of the Social Value Bank and the field of social impact measurement
- Knowledge of how the figures can be used at your organisation
- Get ahead of the curve – the Social Value Bank is used by over 400 organisations, and that will rise as social value measurement becomes increasingly established as part of public sector processes
The day will be split into 3 sessions with a break bytween each.
Session 1 10.45-11.50
Session 2 12.00-12.50
Session 3 13.30-14.45
The Masterclass will be led by James Williams, Head of Social Impact at HACT, Chris Warner Economist-Simetrica, Michael McLaughlin Social Impact Lead Scotland (HACT)
Costs & how to book
Rates start at £99 for SFHA members and £119 for non members. To book your place use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this page.
Once your place has been confirmed you will receive the link for the masterclass around 24 hours before which you will use on the day to access it.
We are broadcasting this masterclass on Zoom.