We proudly launched the Discover our Purpose campaign, spotlighting our people, communities, impact and partnerships, as we strive for a better future

This month we’ll be highlighting how we are making a positive impact this winter during the cost-of-living crisis, through our partnerships, for our people and communities.

We kick-started the month sponsoring Cash for Kids Mission Christmas 2023 which supports nearing 500,000 children across our communities, making a real impact this festive season to those who need it most.

Thanks to our partnerships we’ve raised over £1,900 (and still counting) for the charity, through the Group’s innovative 12 Days of Christmas colleague campaign which is supported by our suppliers. We appreciate our partnerships and your contribution counts this Christmas.

The season of goodwill continues, as we’ll be spreading some Christmas cheer across 10,000 customers through a range of festive initiatives as part of Sovini’s Big Community Christmas. Our free festive events throughout our communities have been supported by our Community Development Fund, Group and strategic partners; providing selection boxes in schools to Christmas Day dinners. In addition, customers have benefited from the 12 Days of Christmas competition, which has provided free food hampers to Christmas trees.

Further to the festivities, our housing customers have been supported with meaningful advice and guidance; with tips on how to lower their bills, keep warm this winter and access much needed support. Our impact has supported 620 customers through our Financial Inclusion Service.

For our people we’ve focused on physical, financial, mental and social health and wellbeing, to support our talented colleagues through these unprecedented times. Through our dedicated employee-app, colleagues have 24-7 access to a support network. This is in addition to the many initiatives available to colleagues, including free family events and access to tailored one-to-one financial advice, to free wellbeing initiatives and social events.

Colleagues also benefited from the Greener Living initiative which encouraged employees to adopt sustainable ways of living, providing them with complimentary LED lightbulbs to reduce energy consumption and make all important savings this winter.

Despite the challenges many face this season, we aim to support our communities, helping those we strive to create a better future for in providing meaning and joy this Christmas.

Watch this space for updates and articles on how we continue to create opportunities and change lives.