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Appointment of New Regional Manager
Social value by choice
Midlands Together has taken every opportunity to amplify the social impact of their investment in this project; beyond the core mission of creating employment and reducing re-offending where some fantastic results have been delivered. The project has been the catalyst for a number of conversations in the local community and there are some exciting opportunities to explore in 2016.
No:22 Old Walsall Road - now complete
The project, undertaken in partnership with Jericho Construction, has provided employment and training opportunities for a committed team of employees several of who have seen it through from the start on site twelve months ago to completion.
A number have gone on to secure full-time employment with Jericho Construction.
Building Homes and Rebuilding Lives
The project has seen an empty office block coverted into 23 high quality studio apartments. No:22 as it is to be known will meet some of the huge demand for affordable private accommodation for people living on their own.
New Offices for Midlands Together
The beauty of being based in the City of Worcester means that whilst communications by road and rail are excellent our surroundings are not without character.
No:22 is taking shape in Birmingham
We're six months in to the building works with Jericho Construction with only three months left to go.
Hats Off to Midlands Together CIC for Social Value
Midlands Together CIC was delighted to exhibit and sponsor the SEWM Social Value in Construction Conference in April 2015 which attracted great exhibitors such as the Kier and Mears Groups, the venue was at the University of Wolverhampton. It was encouraging to see so many of the major players in the construction industry take Social Value seriously. The event was the third annual social value conference held by SEWM.
Social Impact Report March 2015
In this our second Annual Social Impact Report, covering our first twelve months of operations, I am pleased to be able to share with our investors how we have created and safeguarded 17 full time jobs for ex-offenders with a very troubled past, not one of whom has reoffended.
Our activities are estimated to have saved the public purse over £250 000 in the first year. We have created work for people with a history of gun crime, drug dealing, robbery and violent assault, who are now focussed on building a productive future for themselves free from their criminal past.
‘Grand Designs: reducing re-offending by building foundations in the construction industry’ 'A "blindingly obvious" idea.'
Big Society Capital recently invited Richard Nicol to write a guest blog about the difference social investment has made to ex-offenders in the Midlands.
Here's the latest completed project in Worcester ready for sale
Re Enterprises and Kingsway Build have carried out another high quality refurbishment in Worcester this time on a 1960's Bungalow. The guys who worked on Lanfranc House nearby actually used this property as their site hut and paintshop until the big scheme was finished and then they turned their attention to the stylish upgrade.