Giving Social value is an integral part of our work. It encompasses the effect of how we work and what we can do to make sure our services positively impact the communities where we work.
Downwell employs a Community Liaison Officer whose role is to establish contact with the community within the lead-in to any project. With any demolition project, there are always concerns about the effect on a community. These are:
- Site Security
- Vehicle movements
Our approach is as follows:
- Research the area to identify the ethnic mix of the community for communication purposes
- Identify where Schools and vulnerable groups are
- Research crime statistics within the area
- Identify local charities
- Produce an informational leaflet for distribution outlining the details of the project and the measures we will be
putting in place to mitigate the effect on the community. Within this, we will allow them to have a meeting to discuss any concerns
individually or as a group to discuss any concerns they may have.
- Make appointments or arrange meetings.
- Establish clear lines of communication to keep the community informed of progress
- Establish regular meetings if required.
Social Value – examples of what we have achieved
Here are links to some of the initiatives we have put in place to support our projects and in the general community.
For information on our Community and Social Value activities email firstname.lastname@example.org
Employing local people and utilising services
As a demolition contractor any labour we employ on site has to be qualified to carry out the work. We have a established workforce, however where need additional labour we will specify to our accredited labour agencies to find local people to fulfil our requirements.
Goods and services will be purchased locally wherever possible. This is also inline with our environmental policy to reduce our environmental impact.
Downwell deliver Social value initiatives in the areas we work