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L&Q Foundation

We're driven by a social purpose which has always gone beyond just building houses
  • Coronavirus update
    Our Employment Support team are here to help you.

    We know that this is an unsettling time for many of you, but you are not alone.

    The Employment Support team are at the other end of the phone, whether you're actively looking for work or simply keeping an eye on future options.

    We connect you with opportunities, give you one-on-one support with your CV and help you to prepare for an interview.

    "We know that our residents need us now more than ever, and we're here to help answer any questions they may have. We're continuing to provide tailored support to connect residents with jobs, while obeying government guidelines to keep people safe. We're also available to maintain the confidence of our jobseekers and work on skills that will help them to land the job of their dreams." 

    Employee Engagement Coordinator, Abrar Qureshi

    To comply with the social distancing measures and to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, we're not currently offering face-to-face appointments. However, if you contact us by email at employmentsupport@lqgroup.org.uk we'll aim to respond to you within 24 hours.

    You can also call Abrar Qureshi on 07970 819 544 for an assessment.

    Our team are working remotely and are full available for both video and telephone calls to help you with your employment support needs.

Our mission is to create homes and neighbourhoods that everyone can be proud of and the work of the L&Q Foundation is fundamental to this.

We set up the L&Q Foundation in 2011 to bring together all our social and economic programmes in one place.

The L&Q Foundation continues to develop and fund social interventions that improve peoples lives and creates opportunities in our communities. 

What we want to achieve

Our latest three-year strategy will see us support our social housing tenants and their families to live independent lives and sustain their tenancies with us.

Alongside this we'll invest in activities that increase opportunities and aspiration for both individuals and the wider communities we create and manage.

Our latest strategy is driven by three long-term challenges:

  • increased levels of vulnerability amongst our residents
  • the challenge of creating a sense of place
  • a decrease in social mobility in our communities 

Working with others, we'll try to mitigate the effects of these three challenges and where feasible reverse them.

We'll do this by investing in three strategic pillars to make sure we get the best outcomes for our residents and greatest social return on our investment for the organisation.

The three pillars are:

Independent livesSuccessful placesSocially responsible

Demonstrating our impact

One of our values is ‘impact’ – we want to measure what we do by the difference we make. The L&Q Foundation wants to make sure we are having the right impact and, to do this, we collect evidence through our monitoring and evaluation framework.

We measure our impact because it tells us the effectiveness of our projects, whether or not projects are value for money, and holds us accountable. It also helps us to understand what works well so we can use evidence to inform future projects.

We use the Wellbeing Valuation Approach developed by HACT to calculate the social return on investment and last year, for every £1 invested in our activities, we generated £3 in social value.

You can find out more about our activities on our financial statements page.

Working with our suppliers

We recognise that there are opportunities within our procurement to create social value. We work with our suppliers to develop and deliver social value plans as part of our social responsibility work.

These social value plans aim to deliver social and environmental benefits to our communities.

To find out more, please contact the L&Q Foundation by email at foundation@lqgroup.org.uk.

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Get in touch

For more information, please contact the L&Q Foundation

Useful documents

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L&Q Foundation strategy
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L&Q Foundation impact infographic
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