Coalo is proud of its social value contribution. For us it is not an add on, but an integral part of how we run our business and work with local communities.
Social value is at the heart of our agenda, whether that is the work we do with Hounslow Community Food Box or the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative.
Our staff get fully involved with the local communities where we work. We take part in all sorts of initiatives, from community gardening, teaching local residents DIY skills, to working with Macmillan Cancer Care to ensure we can provide support to employees affected by cancer.
Coalo has a robust mental health and well-being programme for its staff and is working actively to encourage more women into the business.
Women in the trades
With women making up just 1.5 per cent of trade operatives, it is clear that more needs to be done to encourage women into trade roles.
To do our bit for the industry, Coalo has embarked on a project it has called ‘Women into Trade’. This offers women the opportunity to receive NVQ trade qualifications via our learn and earn programme.
Working with local partners, including job centres, local colleges and the wider community, we are spreading the word of Women into Trade.
Our strategy is to maintain 15-20 apprentices, and to encourage women to join our trade teams. In September 2019 Coalo recruited two women into the trade teams via the learn and earn route.
Coalo provides free repairs workshop
27 November 2019
Yesterday we delivered another one of our free DIY workshops for Hounslow housing tenants and leaseholders. Collectively the Community Engagement Team, Hounslow Housing and Coalo Ltd, continue to offer a series of FREE DIY workshops for Hounslow Housing tenants and leaseholders.
Coalo supports Foodbox corporate day
17 October 2019
Foodbox held a corporate day, last week and planted fresh vegetables. This is part of their mission to ensure that members of the community don’t go hungry, supported by coalo who have provided the compost free of charge.
Working in partnership with Foodbox
15 October 2019
Work has begun with Food Box. Food box is a registered charity providing emergency food supplies and some other services to people across Hounslow, from a former Community Centre in Brickfield Lane, Syon ward, which the council provides free of rent, utility bills etc.