Social Value

Social impact

We measure the social and economic impact that our services, policies, projects and programmes have on our tenants, communities and colleagues. 

Tenants are at the heart of everything we do and we want to ensure we have a positive impact on their lives. Gentoo provides more than just a place to live: we offer services to support our most vulnerable tenants and people in financial need, and look after the environments of our neighbourhoods. 

Gentoo's vision is to support great homes, strong communities and inspired people across Sunderland. We do this by living our core values to do the right thing, make a difference, work together, keep learning and give all we've got. Our social impact reports show just how seriously we take this mission and the impact we do have in our communities. 

We have measured the impact of some of our outcomes using the HACT Wellbeing Valuation Approach. Wellbeing Valuation is a consistent and robust way to measure the social impact of an intervention by how much it increases people's wellbeing, and is a method for placing values on things that do not have a market value through being bought or sold. 

We hope you enjoy reading our social impact reports and learning more about the fantastic communities we work in.