A key element of Orbit’s social impact, and central to its vision of building thriving communities, is delivered through its Better Days programme. Better Days offers support and advice to our customers through the delivery of a range services that aim to address barriers aid choice and independence. Working with customers and partners, we have developed programmes promoting employment and skills, digital support, wellbeing and financial advice.
In 2018 we co-founded the Community Impact Partnership (CIP) with three other registered providers (Clarion, L&Q and Peabody) to offer social investment funding. The CIP supports social enterprises by providing investment funding and creating growth opportunities for businesses with a social purpose at their heart and widens the social impact that we can create across our neighbourhoods.
Earlier this year, we announced a new business partnership with Supply Change, an online platform which acts as a digital marketplace to connect public sector organisations who need goods and services with social suppliers who can deliver quality and a positive impact.
The platform allows the tender of the contract to align their values with the way that they conduct their business and increase social value within their supply chain. We are supporting Supply Change with both investment and continued non-financial support in the form of access to our own procurement team to test its product and put forward social enterprises for contract opportunities.