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Keepmoat Annual Report 2020

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Keepmoat has released its Group financial results for the year ending 31 October 2020.

SOCIAL VALUE CASE STUDY

SOCIAL VALUE CASE STUDY Leeds skills hub (Timeless in Seacroft, Leeds) The skills hub, at our Timeless Development in Seacroft, Leeds, established as a temporary base in July 2019, has allowed us to welcome over 490 students, aged 4 to 18, on to site to learn about the construction industry, develop their skills and take part in workshops, taster sessions, work experience and apprenticeship opportunities. A permanent facility will be launched in January 2021 with a classroom to learn theory, prepare for CSCS tests, mock interviews and CV writing and with an outdoor learning space to develop practical skills through demonstrations from site management and subcontractors. The skills hub is open to everyone and we are working in partnership with Leeds City Council, local schools and colleges, HMP Leeds Construction Academy and the Job Centre to ensure everyone can take advantage of the sessions and workshops on offer. From 2021, the skills hub is forecast to support 600 students per academic year through various engagement opportunities. CASE STUDY Doncaster flooding support As a major local business Keepmoat has worked to support victims of the 2019 Doncaster floods. We worked to target our support to vulnerable residents who would have been left needing construction support. Working with Doncaster College & OTE Construction Training we formed a partnership that could not only benefit local residents affected by flooding but also provide much needed real-life site experience for young people undertaking construction training. Over the course of the last year 10 uninsured properties of vulnerable residents have been fully refurbished, with Keepmoat and our local suppliers providing all materials needed for the Construction trainees to complete the works. During the project planning for the work, Keepmoat was asked to step in at short notice to support a particularly vulnerable family where the resident was going in to hospital for cancer treatment. Keepmoat brought in contractors to undertake flood resilience work to the property and to provide materials to refurbish areas damaged by the flood. . 50 KEEPMOAT.COM

STRATEGIC REPORT CASE STUDY Adapting to our customers’ needs Supporting our local partners and customer needs is integral to Keepmoat’s way of working and to our vision. One example from 2020 that demonstrates our approach is the adaptation of one of our homes to support a disabled resident. At Greenway Road in Speke we adapted a brand new four-bedroom home for a family to cater for the needs of their 10-year-old daughter, who has Retts Syndrome and needs a wheelchair to get around. The house has been built as part of South Liverpool Homes’ 118-home Greenway development, where they worked closely with Keepmoat Homes and Liverpool City Council to provide a forever home for the family, with all the modern facilities and space needed to make their life more comfortable and manageable for years to come. The new home contains specially designed features to support the family in their daily routine, which includes a lift, a bathroom with a lifting hoist to assist with bathing, a hoist in the bedroom, widened doors and easy access into the home and garden. Quote from the family… “Our new home is absolutely perfect for our family now. The lift means that my daughter will get some independence back as she will be able to go to her bedroom without having to be carried. And the extra space is life changing too; the kids have their own bedroom, and the widened doorways and lower access facilities will make life so much easier. I feel like I now have a lovely, safe environment for me and our family and I can’t thank everyone who’s been involved enough.” CASE STUDY World of Work Programme – Leicester Working in partnership with Leicester City Council and Leicester College, Keepmoat has been supporting Level 1 Construction students as part of Leicester College’s ‘World of Work (WOW) Experience Programme’. Completed over one week, the programme provides students with the opportunity to develop key employability skills, learn more about the construction industry and engage with local construction companies. This provides opportunities for lower level students and those with additional needs to develop the skills and qualities employers are looking for including; self-confidence, resilience, problem solving and a sense of community. Construction is one of the country’s leading economic drivers, however the sector is facing a skills shortage. The WOW Experience Programme provides a great opportunity for local students to meet with prospective employers and learn more about the variety of career opportunities available. Through our activities we have facilitated the delivery of £18.5 million of evidenced social value. ANNUAL REPORT & FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2020 51