Social Value - Big Society & Localism


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  • Social Value - Big Society & Localism

    1. 1. Social Value
    2. 2. Vision of the Big Society <ul><li>“ ....where people in their everyday lives, their homes their neighbourhoods, their workplace... </li></ul><ul><li>....don’t always turn to officials, local authorities or central government for answers to the problems they face.... </li></ul><ul><li>... but instead feel both free and powerful enough to help themselves and their own communities </li></ul>
    3. 3. What might this mean? <ul><li>The Big Society is a partnership, and everyone has a part to play in making it a reality in all communities: citizens, government and the private and social sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens take more responsibility for their communities, giving time and skills as leaders, in both traditional and new roles </li></ul><ul><li>Government will need to tear down the barriers that prevent connection and hinder services from being responsive and relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary sector organisations will need to more effectively innovate, share, and build on what works </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations, both private and public, will need to share assets and actively support their local communities </li></ul><ul><li>Enablers will be needed – more relevant information, greater access to assets, role-modelling, and supporting policy & legislation </li></ul>
    4. 4. So….. <ul><li>More participation in communities (social action) </li></ul><ul><li>More effective groups (community empowerment) </li></ul><ul><li>More responsive institutions (service reform) </li></ul><ul><li>= Social Value </li></ul>
    5. 5. Social Value <ul><li>‘ It gives me a chance to meet people from my local area. It allows me to give something back to society. It is a place of personal growth and learning. It’s a place I enjoy coming to and to be in a place where people are valued’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ I really appreciate the opportunity to play a small role in an area of Leeds I’ve known and been a part of for a number of years’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Empowered me by giving correct advice – gave me more confidence dealing with creditors knowing what they could and couldn’t do, got my finances on a more secure footing and day to day life became more stable’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Basically saved me a whole load of trouble, really grateful for your help, it turned things around. Fantastic help, no-one else would help, my physical and mental health were terrible before I got advice’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ has made me feel better about myself, improved my self esteem and definitely boosted my confidence. Thank you’ </li></ul>
    6. 6. Community wellbeing measures <ul><li>Community cohesion and involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Community safety </li></ul><ul><li>Culture and leisure </li></ul><ul><li>Economic wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>Education and lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>Health and social wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul>
    7. 7. Social value: working together <ul><li>Think in terms of ‘real’ alliances – co-production and co-design – involve us as equals in service design and delivery; </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes-based commissioning linked to co-production (commission services to achieve the changes you want); </li></ul><ul><li>Include the need for social value in tender evaluations; </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on services which work with service users and can prove it; </li></ul><ul><li>Visit your local community organisations, development trusts and social action centres – find out what we do and how we do it! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Keep in touch: the Locality SW team <ul><ul><li>J [email_address] ; 07818 570177 (Bristol, Somerset and Gloucestershire) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] : 01822 810808 or 07968 782652 (Cornwall, Devon, rural Dorset) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] ; 07825 175873 (Wiltshire and Bournemouth/Poole) </li></ul></ul>