The Social Value Act - are we there yet?

Posted on 4 March 2015

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 came into force in January 2013. The Act places a requirement on commissioners to consider economic, environmental and social benefits of their approaches to procurement before the process starts . But what is meant by 'social value' and what are the implications for VCS and the people they work with?

On the 25th February 2015 London for All held a half day event which looked at:

  • The requirements place by the Act on commissioners of public services
  • What is social value and how can it be measured?
  • What impact has it had on service delivery and on public and VCS organisations?
  • What are the opportunities for VCS organisations to improve services for the people they work with?

Please see below the agenda and presentations from the event:

The Social Value Act Agenda

Paul Winyard: NCVO presentation

Philip Clifford: London Councils

Sara Buchanan: The Camden Society

Rosie Maguire: NEF Consulting: Measuring your impact

Link to Working Chance here

Link to Social Value Act Review report here

Finally, a related presentation form our Health Inequalities event that you may find interesting by Jessica Allen from UCL Institute of Health Equity, Social Value.

Jessica Allen: Reducing inequalities and improving health PPT