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Research and insights1 May 2015

Health Impacts of Housing Associations Community Investment Activity

  • Using the Social Value Bank’s methodology, this report examines the impact of community investment programmes.
  • Study shows how community investment can improve the quality of life of people.
  • Regular volunteering and full-time employment have the greatest impact on health.

This research examines seven common community investment activities, such as providing employment training, financial advice, digital inclusion, finding that they all have a significant impact on people’s physical and mental health. 

Building on the Social Value Bank methodology, the housing sector can use these values to target their community investment activities and for the housing and the health sectors to jointly discuss ways of improving the health of local residents.

Please note this research was conducted prior to Affinity Sutton merging with Circle Housing to create Clarion Housing Group.