Posted 12th September 2017
Behind Closed Doors (BCD) have joined Social Value UK as organisational members. BCD supports people affected by domestic violence and abuse to enable them to live safely, free from fear and harm, make informed choices and manage their own lives. BCD staff and volunteers support people to identify their experiences and problems, develop and implement their own plans, develop life skills, and build stronger familial and support networks.
BCD systematically monitor all of their work to learn how to improve the support they offer, using data and stakeholder feedback to identify gaps in services and develop new projects. Monitoring, recording and evaluating the impact of their services was embedded from the outset. Collating evidence of change, both statistical and narrative, has demonstrated the positive effect of their interventions but it is only recently that they have considered what ‘value’ these changes reflect. Tudor Trust funded them to research and produce their first Social Return on Investment Report for 2015-16 in January 2017. This report highlighted a £7.32 return on every £1.00 invested and perhaps more importantly, provided an exciting opportunity to really explore exactly what they do, how they do it and what it is about their services that clients and colleagues need and value. We have recently produced an in-depth case study on the social value work by BCD, you can download it and learn more here.
By joining Social Value UK, BCD hope to share and gain knowledge and learning. They also hope to collaborate with other like-minded organisations and gain the confidence to reflect on their own internal value and belief system.
“Elvis Presley once said ‘Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do.’ Joining Social Value UK is an exciting opportunity to be part of a network which recognises value, not just pounds; people, not just numbers; change, not just snapshots in time and legacy, not just impact.”
Louise, Director, Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors
Louise Tyne, Director, Behind Closed Doors
E: [email protected] T: 0113 391 1918
Social Value UK
Christina Berry-Moorcroft, Membership and Communications Coordinator, Social Value UK
E: [email protected] T: 0151 703 9229
About Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors works with both women and men throughout the Leeds district whose lives have been, or are affected by domestic abuse and violence. Behind Closed Doors has a dedicated and professional team who will aim to assist anyone who is, or has, suffered from domestic abuse.
About Social Value UK
Social Value UK is the national network for anyone interested in social value and social impact. We work with our members to increase the accounting, measuring and maximising of social value from the perspective of those affected by an organisation’s activities, through our Social Value Principles. We believe in a world where a broader definition of value will change decision making and ultimately decrease inequality and environmental degradation. To achieve our mission, Social Value UK provides training and assurance services, as well as hosting regular meetings and events, creating new tools and resources, and running campaigns. Through supporting and working with our members, and as a National Member Network of Social Value International, we are creating an international movement for change.