Culture and Wellbeing
Governance and Ethics
Sustainability in Services
Community and Charity
Over the last three years, we have enjoyed an excellent partnership with our people charity partners – the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland. During this time, we built strong links with the charities, raising over £240,000 through our fundraising campaigns, volunteering on many projects and spreading awareness of dementia.
Most importantly we have turned our partnership into a strategic relationship by utilising our real estate skills to make large-scale change to the lives of people living with dementia. This was achieved through providing pro-bono advice on their buildings and estate, auditing the properties we manage to ensure they meet high standards of dementia care, and also lending the Alzheimer’s Society our meeting room space for strategic planning.
On 11 August, 17 brave graduates from across the UK took part in a grueling half marathon for our partner charity, Alzheimer’s Society, raising £6,000. The challenge was a marathon hike along Hadrian’s Wall, one of England’s most distinctive historical landmarks.
In partnership with Notting Hill Genesis, GVA launched an industry working group to tackle dementia in the build environment. The Dementia Friendly London Housing Group formed to help deliver the Mayor of London’s 2017 – 2022 dementia strategy.
In 2018 we extended our people’s charity partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society for an additional year. All fundraising this year has supported a dementia research project progressing knowledge on the genetic risks of Alzheimer’s disease.
Raise and donate money for our chosen national charity partner
Provide time and skills pro-bono via our national charity partners
Build a UK wide charitable foundation
Develop our partnership with our People’s charity, as chosen by our staff
Create opportunities for staff to volunteer in their local community
UN SDG 3: Good health and well-being
UN SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
The property sector has an important role to play in making cities safe, resilient and sustainable.
Dementia is one of the greatest health challenges we face in society today. GVA has started on its journey to becoming a dementia-friendly organisation helping to address the impact of dementia.
GVA is a co-chair of the Dementia Friendly Housing working group formed to help deliver the Mayor of London’s 2017 – 2022 dementia strategy.
GVA continues to collect, monitor and publish the levels of financial contribution made to our chosen charity partners
Georgie Davies, Senior Regional Corporate Partnerships Executive – Greater London