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 Friday 23 June, 16 brave graduates from across the UK climbed Mount Snowdon in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. This inaugural graduate charity challenge was a big success, raising and donating £10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
GVA members of staff are now given an additional day’s leave to volunteer. Many used this to support a dementia friendly garden project. The garden project has helped encourage care settings make better use of their outdoor spaces.
GVA supported ‘Dementia Awareness Week’ with an internal campaign focusing on how the property sector can implement dementia friendly design into buildings and places.
Raise and donate money for our chosen national charity partners
Provide time and skills pro-bono via our national charity partners
Donate a percentage of our revenue to charitable organisations
Develop our partnership with the Woodland Trust, our environmental charity
Create opportunities for staff to donate money, time and skills
Build a partnership with our “People’s” charity, as chosen by our staff
Continue to be a Foundation Partner of LandAid, the property sector charity
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 conducted dementia friendly audits on managed properties and using the action plan to make improvements
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