Keepmoat shortlisted for Social Impact Award
09 December 2019
Keepmoat Homes has been shortlisted for the Social Impact Award at the Insider North West Residential Property Awards 2020 for its work with Salford City Council in the Charlestown Riverside area.
The category is new for the upcoming event, and looks at residential schemes which have transformed the “physical, social and economic health of an area and which have brought sustainable and lasting benefits”.
What was the project?
After Charlestown and Lower Kersal were identified as areas for investment in the early 2000s, Keepmoat was appointed as Salford City Council’s preferred developer in January 2015.
As part of the selection process, Keepmoat made several commitments to benefit the lives of the communities they were developing in.
Keepmoat Homes recruited a Social and Economic Impact Manager to work closely with Salford City Council and other key partners to develop a bespoke community training, employment and engagement programme to be delivered throughout the lifetime of the project.
The programmes were designed to upskill local residents as well as raising aspirations and awareness of the variety of job opportunities the construction industry had to offer.
What were the results?
Since then Keepmoat have: identified and trained seven young people in a construction training programme, delivered three Kickstart pre-employability programmes which benefitted 27 local residents, provided free lunches for 276 young people, and engaged almost 400 young people in school holiday activities.
When is the awards ceremony?
Keepmoat will find out if they have won the Social Impact Award on 23rd January at Manchester Central during the North West Residential Property Awards 2020.
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