SASC invests in Making Space, the national mental health charity

December 10, 2020 by  
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SASC invests £5 million to help national mental health charity Making Space expand its housing services Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) has made a £5 million investment from its Social and Sustainable Housing Fund (SASH) in Making Space, a UK charity headquartered in Warrington that provides health and social care services. The charity works with […]

Why Every Close Matters

December 2, 2020 by  
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Today we are delighted to announce that we have completed the second round of funding for our award-winning Social and Sustainable Housing fund (SASH). The Fund now stands at £58m, and remains  the only Fund set up to put ownership of social housing in the hands of front-line charities working to solve the homeless crisis. […]

SASH fund doubles with new close

December 2, 2020 by  
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Social and Sustainable Housing fund closes latest round of fundraising at almost £60 million Social and Sustainable Housing (SASH), a fund managed by Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), has completed its latest round of fundraising with the fund now standing at £58 million, the only fund set up to put ownership of social housing in […]

IPPR & SASC Report Launch Event

November 4, 2020 by  
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Roundtable Event: The Future of Transitional Supported Housing To mark the launch of ‘At a Crossroads: The Future of Transitional Supported Housing’, IPPR North and SASC held an online roundtable event. Invited speakers included Josh Goodman, Director of Social Housing, MHCLG; Imogen Blood, Housing Consult and Researcher; and Lisa Hilder, Treasurer, Hull Women’s Network. The […]

5 Things We Learnt From The IPPR North Report

October 19, 2020 by  
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SASC commissioned IPPR to write a report that would help us learn more about an area of supported housing in which we have become very active. The first benefit of their work was to give this important sub sector a name – Transitional Supported Housing. We wanted an independent, external organisation to show us the […]

Transitional Supported Housing – a report by IPPR commissioned by SASC

October 14, 2020 by  
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Spotlight on Valley House – helping young parents and people escaping domestic abuse

October 12, 2020 by  
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Established in 1977, Valley House is a Coventry-based housing charity which has grown from being a single house to an entire organisation offering a range of accommodation and community-based services for vulnerable people in and around Coventry. The charity provides supported accommodation for young parents aged 16 to 24 years old and individuals and families […]

How social investment has enabled Active Prospects to expand its services into West Sussex

October 2, 2020 by  
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This is a guest blog by Maria Mills, CEO of Active Prospects and one of the borrower charities in our Social and Sustainable Housing fund. Active Prospects is a leading not-for-profit care provider in the South East supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs, acquired brain injury and other complex needs. Established in […]

Hull Women’s Network CEO Lisa Hilder reflects on meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

September 23, 2020 by  
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In this blog, Lisa Hilder, Trustee of Hull Women’s Network (a SASC borrower), reflects on the impact of Covid 19 on domestic violence services. In the first quarter of this year, life was ‘normal’. Do you remember? We had problems and we had plans about how to fix them. At Hull Women’s Network that meant […]

How social investment can help charities

June 22, 2020 by  
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This article first appeared in Charities Management magazine, no.132, Early Summer 2020 edition. It can also be read here Ten years ago, the Government used £400m from dormant bank accounts to set up an organisation called Big Society Capital (BSC). It tasked BSC with building the market for something new called “social investment”. Over the […]

Spotlight on CCP – the importance of home ownership in a crisis

June 9, 2020 by  
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Around 12,500 young people aged 16 or above leave care to move into independent or semi-independent living every year. For care leavers, this transition occurs at a much younger age than their peers and typically they get far less support than other young people and this can have a major impact on their lives. According […]

SASC launches its 2019 Impact Report highlighting key investments and new housing fund

July 2, 2019 by  
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