Levelling up our communities – How are you impacting and measuring the social well-being of your communities?

DATE: 3rd March 2021

TIME: 09:30 to 10:30

LOCATION: Online Webinar


Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have seen inspiring acts of generosity, public spirit and neighbourliness. Over a million people signed up for formal volunteer roles with the NHS or other public agencies and it is estimated that three million people have acted with local organisations, outside the formal system to help their village, town, or city.

Moving forward, this will place even more emphasis on the ability to sustain and build on this goodwill, the ability to measure social impact will be crucial to the government, local stakeholders, commissioners, funders, and businesses.

Most non-profit organisations measure impact in a limited way through inputs and outputs, without considering the wider society and community outcomes and positive changes.

Social Impact Measurement is a process of understanding how much social change occurred for individuals, families and communities that can be directly linked and attributed to an organisation’s activities.


Joining us for a  60-minute introduction of social return on investment (SROI), learn more about what it is, why it is important to your organisation and what types of information you can measure.


  • What is SROI? – understand how measuring SROI can add value
  • Help you to understand what social value is being created and how to maximise it
  • How SROI helps can provide a competitive advantage to stand out from the crowd.


Anyone who is interested in learning more about SROI and how it can be applied to help your organisation.


Helen Scurr, Director

Helen has worked at executive and senior level with a number of RPs during the last twenty-five years, having strategic and operational responsibilities for housing management, housing with care and support, including lifeline services, asset management and property services.

Helen has led on and been involved in a wide spectrum of assignments. These include Housing Management, Supported Housing and Independent Living Service Reviews, Mergers and Acquisitions, Big Lottery employability programmes, Social Return on Investment and Corporate Social Responsibility projects.

Helen is an expert in the field of housing, social enterprise, employment and training, and has worked with a number of housing organisations in the creation and deployment of new social enterprises and supported the commercial growth of charities and enterprise businesses.

Helen is passionate about improving people’s life chances through the development of social enterprises which provide access to training and employment opportunities.


Tim Edwards

Tim has extensive experience senior management experience gained through high profile appointments in the public, private and third sectors. Specialist areas of experience include housing, skills, social value and regeneration.

Along with senior roles in policy, performance and operational management, he has led a number of high-profile national projects across the sector including leading social mobility programmes and development of new apprenticeships in the housing and property sector.

Tim is a Social Value Practitioner having delivered a number of projects to help organisations understand and maximise their social value using a range of approaches. He has helped develop social enterprise and charitable organisations to deliver social value outcomes as well as working with private sector companies to improve their social impact through procurement.


Delegate spaces are free to attend, spaces are limited, therefore we have limited bookings to two spaces per organisation.

If you require any further information, please contact Joanne Turley – jturley@arkconsultancy.co.uk.

A full agenda and joining instructions will be issued prior to the event.