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ECT Charity

ECT Charity is both a charity and a social enterprise that combines business thinking with social values to deliver high quality transport services that positively benefit the local communities it serves. Its vision is for inclusion and accessibility for all members of society, whatever their transport needs. ECT Charity's community-based door-to-door transport services help keep disabled, isolated and lonely people independent and mobile. As part of its commitment to affordable and accessible transport provision, ECT Charity is leading the sector in regards to calculating and demonstrating its social value. ECT Charity's ground-breaking report 'Why Community Transport Matters' sets out two studies to help community transport organisations around the UK demonstrate their social value and the impact they have on health, wellbeing and communities. In the first report, ECT Charity collaborated with Deloitte on a major piece of research into the economic cost of loneliness and isolation, and concluded that the national economy could save up to £1.1bn by supporting community transport organisations. The second study outlines a measurement system for the community transport sector to determine the social value of the transport provided to local community organisations including vulnerable and isolated individuals. In addition, ECT Charity has set a new benchmark of what good accessible transport looks like through its delivery of 'last mile' shuttles for spectators at numerous high profile international sporting events, including London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the 2014 Invictus Games, the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and, most recently in 2017, the World Para Athletic Championships and the IAAF World Championships in London. ECT Charity is proud to have been an On Purpose placement host since 2012. Associates work closely alongside ECT Charity?s CEO, as part of the Senior Management Team. Depending on their skills and interests, previous Associates have worked on a broad range of projects, such as the development of the social value measurement methodology, the introduction and management of new operating systems and the strategic development of the organisation's charitable work.