Social Value & Us
Suited for Success is going on the road to support the unemployed in communities across the West Midlands with high levels of unemployment. Find out about our social value impact and how businesses can get involved and support our work.
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Imagine you are unemployed, looking for work, and want to access our services. However, imagine that you cannot afford the travel to get to our centre in Ladywood, or that you can't find the time to travel due to your caring commitments. You remain excluded from employment simply by circumstance. Alternatively, imagine that you need our services but rarely leave your local area or engage with government or charity services for cultural or structural reasons. There are large parts of the community we are not reaching.
With our new bus we have the opportunity to solve this problem and help even more people into employment. Suited For Success will use our bus to take our charity on the road as a mobile pop-up centre. We will take our services to the unemployed in communities across the West Midlands that we have traditionally been unable to reach.
Levelling the playing field
At Suited for Success our mission is to level the playing field for unemployed people to realise their potential and regain employment. We often hear the term ‘hard to reach communities’. Our bus will take Suited for Success on the road to reach and support more unemployed people living in communities across Birmingham and the West Midlands with some of the highest levels of unemployment in the country, helping people to access our charity’s support to gain employment.
Birmingham's unemployment rate is the highest among the UK’s core cities and well above the UK average. Several areas across the city are experiencing some of the highest levels of unemployment in the country with the highest concentration in Birmingham’s inner-city areas – where Suited for Success is located.
Employment changes lives
We help people to unlock their potential and make that first move back into employment. Our FREE interview coaching, job interview outfit and FREE new job start work clothing support gives people the tools they need to begin their employment journey. So when they're ready to take that first step into the interview room, or a new workplace, they're equipped with the skills to impress, look and feel the part, ready to step into the rest of their life.
Our Social Impact
Reaching the right people
Every £1,000 invested in Suited For Success results in over £10,000 worth of social impact in Birmingham, with 80% of this being realised in the city’s most deprived areas.
Supporting the local economy
Every 10 hours of volunteering by our partner's employees is worth £26,000 to the local economy and helps to change individual’s lives.
Our average Social Value impact for each client we support into employment is approx £14k based on the majority of our clients being unemployed for over 1 year, from some of the most deprived areas in the region and barriers faced into employment.
By hosting one of our employment events to recruit for available vacancies in your company, you would be contributing up to £90,000 to the local community by upskilling 20 people and helping place 3 people into meaningful employment.
How to get onboard
Sponsor a Bus day
By sponsoring one of our employment engagement events in the community, you will be helping us to support people who previously couldn't access our services, and your donation will be worth ten times its value in social impact. Using our digital screen, social media platforms and sponsorship spaces on and around the bus, you'll get the benefit of increased visibility at one of our pop up events, as well as the opportunity to help people back into work.
Donation starts at £1000 per day (average SV ROI £35,000)
Bus volunteer days
When you partner with Suited for Success we can arrange CSR volunteer days at Suited for Success for your staff team. A volunteer day will prepare the unemployed for employment including one-to-one interview coaching, looking at CVs, helping people apply for jobs, general coaching, exploring previous work history and transferable skills. Your volunteer support will allow us to see a minimum of 15 candidates of whom at least 2 will find employment, delivering £35k of Social Value.
Donation start at £1000 per day (average SV ROI £35,000)
Host a Bus employment day
By hosting your own employment day, you will be able to deliver your social value aims while filling your own vacancies! From as little as £1000, we can bring you diverse candidates who will be able to hear more about your business, find job vacancies, apply for positions and prepare for interview. All on one day!
Donation starts at £1000 per day (average SV ROI £90,000)
As a charity partner your support is vital to us being able to achieve our aims and aspirations as a charity. We work with businesses to create partnerships that are mutually beneficial, and that makes a real difference to the partner organisation as well as the disadvantaged unemployed people we support. We will work with you to help you meet your social value aims, whether that is through measurable investment in the local economy or tangible impact on unemployment, We will provide you with an annual report detailing the Social Value impact of your support.
More information on request
More ways to get involved
Your financial donation will help to fund our work supporting the unemployed into employment, research and develop new ideas, have stability and make long-term plans. From one-off donations, to regular giving, fundraising for us and benefit in kind. Your financial support will go a long way in helping to make a difference.
Engage Employment days
A new strand of our work will see us working in partnership with local businesses to fill employment opportunities or give a taster of the work environment. Our Engage employment days will help bridge the gap into employment and support the unemployed to grow their confidence, visualise themselves in the working environment and get closer to the reality of work.
We can arrange volunteer days at our Suited for Success centre for your staff team. Volunteer day duties would include preparing and coaching our clients one-to-one for the world of work and reviewing CVs. There may also be opportunities to help dress clients and also may include sorting and organising clothing.
From becoming your 'Charity of the Year' to choosing Suited for Success as your charity partner for an awards ceremony, business event or social. As a charity partner your support is vital to us being able to achieve our aims and aspirations as a charity.
Get Onboard and support us
If you're a business or individual who would like to know more about opportunities to get onboard our new bus employment project or charity partner with Suited for Success we love to hear from you.
Please get in touch:
Tel: 0121 236 7770
Or text HIGHFIVE to 70450 to donate £5.
(plus the cost of a standard rate message.)
Donate by bank transfer
Account Name: Suited for Success
Sort code: 40-46-13
Account number: 42047632
Donate by SMS text