Our One Manchester vision commits us to using our skills and resources to build “Resilient Thriving Communities” and this strategy sets out the ways that we can work towards achieving this vision and in particular how we will achieve social objectives above and beyond our core business of managing and developing housing.
Part of our vision incorporates our mission of:
We are using both our vision and mission as a guide for how to prioritise our social investment strategy, the principles and channels for investment and the support that we offer to our communities. A pdf version of our social investment strategy is available here.
When you look at our mission and vision, you can see the definitions are really broad, but at the same time, we know that we need to focus our efforts on areas that are relevant to both our communities and our business.
Therefore, to ensure that we do this, we have adopted the following priorities that will hopefully give us outcomes that benefit our communities in the best way possible. Each of these priority outcomes has projects and work that contribute to achieving our overall social aims.
One Manchester will target resources to achieve our social priorities according to the following principles:
One Manchester recognises that there are numerous ways in which we can and do achieve our social objectives.
We will focus our investment priorities on the areas in which we manage housing stock, however we will also support social projects that make more sense at a city wide or Greater Manchester scale. Our main priority areas can be seen on this map:
Our theory of change shows the various ways in which we are working towards our social priorities. We have developed a set of social performance indicators which along with our case studies we will use to produce a set of social accounts on an annual basis. The pdf of our social investment strategy includes this theory of change.