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At Start in Salford, we use creativity to help vulnerable people from all walks of life improve their skills and gain in confidence. Our members often make remarkable progress and soon learn how to become valued members of the community, contributing in ways they themselves could never have imagined.
Social Impact Declaration: Social-Impact-Declaration_Start-in-Salford.pdf
Social Impact Statements:
Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
1) Social outcomes
The outcome most identified by beneficiaries and most valued by them is reduced isolation.
START provides a point of contact for new friends and a place of comfort. Reconnecting people to their surroundings, i.e. libraries, parks, shops etc, as well as reconnecting people with people; encouraging friendships, peer support and improved social circles.
2) Economic outcomes
By re-engaging people with local businesses, cafes, cinemas, shops and public transport, we will be boosting the local economy; leading to personal and financial growth, which in turn leads to a more prosperous and vibrant city.
3) Environmental outcomes
Start creates resilient communities. It is proven that resilient communities deal with environmental problems more effectively.
We aim to reduce anti social behavior and create a culture that no longer tolerates hate crime and vandalism; Start aims to instill renewed pride in a person’s surroundings, impacting how they take care of their green spaces, parks and gardens.