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Measuring our social impact

Date: 21 July 2022

The Purpose Health Coalition has today published a new report looking at the social impact of NHS communities across the country, and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is a featured organisation.

The report sets out some of the activities and projects that are having a direct impact on patients and communities. Examples of best practice to boost social mobility include supporting local people into lower banded health roles, alongside innovative partnerships with business schools to take best practice from business to improve patient care, and schemes to tackle climate change and the environmental impact of trusts. 

SCFT is the only NHS organisation in the south east to feature in the report. Examples of best practice across the Trust include the Kickstart programme, which supports people aged 16 to 24 who receive Universal Credit to find work, and our Care Without Carbon initiative, which aims to bring the Trusts direct carbon emissions down to net zero by 2040.

Earlier this year we announced that we had signed up to the Purpose Health Coalition, making a commitment to measure the impact of our services on our local communities.

In practice, this means creating an impact report to measure our social impact using something called the Purpose Goals, benchmarking our activities against established best practice and identifying where more could be done to level up local communities. We will share this with you as soon as it is ready.

Read more about our commitment to the Purpose Goals.