Case Study

ENGIE: Support Project

Leeds City Council Pilot 2019

ENGIE are committed to delivering Social Value in communities where we are contractually working. As part of the ongoing works, ENGIE have been taking part in local community initiatives.

Event: Care Leaver Covenant Support Project

Location: Leeds, UK

Date: October 2019


Social Media: @ENGIE_Places_UK | #ENGIEUK_CR | @CareLeaverCov

Background

In October 2018, ENGIE signed up to the Care Leavers Covenant (CLC) which the Department of Education commissioned Spectra First to roll this out. The Care Leaver Covenant (CLC) is part of the government’s keep on caring strategy to support people leaving care to become independent.

Overview

As part of the ongoing works in Leeds Chris Munden and his team volunteered to do a mass renovation of a young care leaver’s garden which was in an unmanageable state.

Sadly, it was in this state when she and her two young children moved into the flat some 4 months ago. Jade has a toddler and was unable to let him play out and enjoy the garden which was getting Jade down.

Chris and his team cleared all the rubbish away and arranged for an ENGIE van to take away the rubbish. Once this was cleared, they were able to tidy up the garden.

Key Features

  • To engage and Inspire.
  • To promote health and well-being.
  • To provide support.
  • To promote social mobility.

Outcomes

This pilot was recognised by The DfE as ENGIE were presented with a Certificate as a Sector Based Champion recognised by the Government. This was presented to Claire Preston, SV Manager by the former MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families on behalf of The Department of Education.

Jade | Care Leaver:
“I wish to thank Chris and his colleagues from ENGIE for spending hours on getting my garden back to looking like a garden and not a refuse tip – the joy I got when I looked out of the window when they had finished made me feel so happy and now I plan to buy a swing for my children so they can play in it next year. I am very grateful to ENGIE and they will never know, how happy they’ve made me feel”

Contact for further information:

To find out more please call 01709 766 000 or visit places.engie.co.uk.

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