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  • Social Value
  • Vision of the Big Society
    • “ ....where people in their everyday lives, their homes their neighbourhoods, their workplace...
    • ....don’t always turn to officials, local authorities or central government for answers to the problems they face....
    • ... but instead feel both free and powerful enough to help themselves and their own communities
  • What might this mean?
    • 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
    • Citizens take more responsibility for their communities, giving time and skills as leaders, in both traditional and new roles
    • Government will need to tear down the barriers that prevent connection and hinder services from being responsive and relevant
    • Voluntary sector organisations will need to more effectively innovate, share, and build on what works
    • Organisations, both private and public, will need to share assets and actively support their local communities
    • Enablers will be needed – more relevant information, greater access to assets, role-modelling, and supporting policy & legislation
  • So…..
    • More participation in communities (social action)
    • More effective groups (community empowerment)
    • More responsive institutions (service reform)
    • = Social Value
  • Social Value
    • ‘ 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’
    • ‘ 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’
    • ‘ 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’
    • ‘ 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’
    • ‘ has made me feel better about myself, improved my self esteem and definitely boosted my confidence. Thank you’
  • Community wellbeing measures
    • Community cohesion and involvement
    • Community safety
    • Culture and leisure
    • Economic wellbeing
    • Education and lifelong learning
    • Environmental wellbeing
    • Health and social wellbeing
    • Housing
    • Transport
  • Social value: working together
    • Think in terms of ‘real’ alliances – co-production and co-design – involve us as equals in service design and delivery;
    • Outcomes-based commissioning linked to co-production (commission services to achieve the changes you want);
    • Include the need for social value in tender evaluations;
    • Focus on services which work with service users and can prove it;
    • Visit your local community organisations, development trusts and social action centres – find out what we do and how we do it!
  • Keep in touch: the Locality SW team
      • J [email_address] ; 07818 570177 (Bristol, Somerset and Gloucestershire)
      • [email_address] : 01822 810808 or 07968 782652 (Cornwall, Devon, rural Dorset)
      • [email_address] ; 07825 175873 (Wiltshire and Bournemouth/Poole)