Impact Report 2022 - 2023
Updated: Sep 21
Our annual Impact Report for 2022 - 2023 has been finalised and is now available to read. The report provides a look back from April 2022 to March 2023 which marked the culmination of our ambitious 2018-2023 Strategy and an opportunity to resume and celebrate many of our exciting plans which had been paused during the pandemic.
It was also a particularly challenging year during which SJMT, our residents and our staff experienced significant financial pressures. The dramatic increase in petrol, food, and energy prices due to global and national factors have led to an unprecedented cost of living crisis which has affected all aspects of our operations. SJMT is however, a financially stable and flexible organisation which has been able to respond quickly and creatively to these challenges, whilst also providing additional support to our residents and staff.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be focusing on one section of the report at a time to celebrate our achievements of the last year and focus on what we can improve for the future beginning with a look back on some of our achievements of the last year,
A look back summary 2022 – 2023
In April 2022 we launched our successful new Floating Support Service for people in Solihull, providing an experienced dedicated worker to people aged 25 and over who have recently been housed after a period of homelessness or have support needs meaning they find it difficult to settle or maintain a tenancy.
September 2022 saw our 7th charity, Oak Tree House Trust join our ever growing family.
Later in 2022, SJMT’s relationship with the Yardley Great Trust Group was further strengthened by the two trusts partnering to share their Executive team.
In November 2022, our first ever Young People’s Service Manager joined us. This is the first person employed by the Trust to solely support young people since the closure of our school/orphanage in the late 1950s’.
Shine, our brand-new community-based service for young people who are care experienced was launched in March 2023 and a firm of architects were appointed to design our first Almshouses for young people.
We launched our next 5-year Strategy ‘Providing Homes, Building Communities: 2023-2028’ with some ambitious goals hoping to continue to build upon and enhance the legacies of Sir Josiah Mason, Sir Thomas Holte, William Henry Rogers, Thomas Banks and the Quaker Trustees as well as the thousands of people who have played a part in making us what we are today.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for more in the coming days and weeks. If you would like to view the full report, click here to see the PDF.