SASC makes third investment of £2m to Target Housing to support people at risk of homeless in Yorkshire and the Humber

October 19, 2022 by  
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Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) has made a third investment of £2m to Target Housing, a charity and social landlord working with vulnerable groups across Yorkshire and the Humber. Established in 1990, Target Housing provides accommodation and support to vulnerable and homeless people who have difficulties sustaining a tenancy. This includes people with complex needs, […]

Why alternatives to prison are needed for women. A blog by Lady Edwina Grosvenor, Chair of One Small Thing

October 14, 2022 by  
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Hope Street is a trailblazing new alternative to prison for women   Lady Edwina Grosvenor is an inspirational philanthropist and tireless prison reformer and the founder and Chair of One Small Thing, a charity dedicated to redesigning the justice system for women and their children in a way that can be replicated and scaled up across […]

SASC invests £2.7m in Welsh domestic abuse charity Thrive Women’s Aid

October 3, 2022 by  
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Thrive Women’s Aid, a charity that has supported women and their children affected by domestic abuse in Neath Port Talbot for 42 years, has received a social investment loan of £2.7 million from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) to modernise and transform its accommodation and support services. The loan from SASC’s Social and Sustainable Housing […]

SASC launches its 2021 Impact Report

September 28, 2022 by  
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Building Back Britain – in support of retrofit

August 12, 2022 by  
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The cost-of-living crisis is set to deepen as we head into the autumn, with energy bills expected to rise to £3,000 a year for the average household. Fuel poverty is usually attributed to three key factors: the level of household income, the quality of housing in terms of energy efficiency and the cost of energy […]

SASC invests £3.25m in Trinity Homeless Projects in West London to provide affordable homes in Hillingdon

June 13, 2022 by  
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Trinity Homeless Projects, a charity in the London Borough of Hillingdon committed to ending homelessness, has received a social investment loan of £3.25 million from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) from its Third Sector Investment Fund (TSIF). This is the first time Trinity taken on social investment and it has enabled them to purchase and […]

SASC invests £2.05 million in London-based Peter Bedford Housing Association to support socially excluded adults

May 24, 2022 by  
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Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA), which provides housing and support services to people who have suffered social exclusion in Hackney and Islington in London, has received a social investment loan of £2.05 million from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC). Set up in 1971, PBHA is a Registered Provider (Housing Association) and provides housing with support […]

My time at SASC

April 22, 2022 by  
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Over the past 18 months, the team at SASC has grown by almost 100% with new finance and legal staff, and expanded investment and portfolio management teams.  At SASC we encourage our staff to grow, develop their careers, and feel proud of being part of a company that works with outstanding frontline and community organisations. […]

Comparing models for financing Transitional Supported Housing (5)

March 23, 2022 by  
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Transitional Supported Housing (TSH) involves providing two different services, as the name suggests. Support and housing are quite different things and providing them involves different skills and different types of finance. In the past they have often been separated, so that one organisation provides the housing and another provides the support services. This can make […]

Social and sustainable: why owning can be better than renting for supported housing providers (4)

March 14, 2022 by  
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Supported housing is one of the most vital parts of the social safety net, but also one of the least-well understood. It combines appropriate support services with decent, stable homes for people who need some support to lead independent lives – and so saves a fortune on more expensive acute services. The majority of supported […]

Hidden Charity Champions (3)

March 10, 2022 by  
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An under-recognised cohort of local supported housing charities is already doing the hard work of levelling up – and could do a lot more. This government staked its political future on ‘levelling up’ Britain – meaning reducing geographic inequalities by improving left behind places and the lives lived in them. As the recent Levelling Up […]

Housing crisis? Which housing crisis? (2)

March 7, 2022 by  
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In the second of our series of blogs about the Transitional Supported Housing (TSH) sector we outline how this critical but small part of the overall housing sector often gets lost in the ongoing debate about the general needs housing crisis.   Everyone knows there is a housing crisis – or rather, that there are […]

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