Case study: Salford City Council drug and alcohol addiction services.

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Salford City Council has produced this short document outlining how they used a social value approach in commissioning of services for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. Prospective suppliers were asked how they would provide social, environmental and economic value to Salford  in addition to providing the best possible services.

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Case study: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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This Social Value commissioning policy document from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority outlines the councils objectives of, among other things,: creating jobs, improving living standards and making Manchester more environmentally sustainable. It also provides examples of what might be required of organisations working with the authority in order to meet these objectives.  Continue reading

Case study: Salford City Council

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Salford City Council has documents outlining in detail their social value policies and the positive impact that these policies have had on Salford’s economy and public services. Continue reading

Coventry City Council Social Value resources page

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This resource from the Coventry City Council website outlines the council’s social value policies and contains numerous case studies of social value policies being put into practice with positive results.

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Case Study: Adur and Worthing Councils.

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This Report by the Director for Digital and Resources of Adur and Worthing Councils outlines how this local council authority has implemented Social value into their Procurement strategies and mindset with a mind to sustainability, environmental impact and maximising the positive impact on the local community and economy in 2016/17.

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Sport and Physical Activity

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While the funding available to deliver sport and physical activity was facing significant reduction, there were new and emerging opportunities to deliver a commissioned model of delivery locally through the Strategic Commissioning arrangements being developed in Leicestershire.

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“Our vision for a better Kirklees” A Social Value Guide

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This toolkit has been developed by Kirklees Council in order to provide guidance for council staff in achieving the outcomes outlined in the council’s Social Value Policy Statement. The toolkit explains the importance of integrating social value into every stage of the council’s commissioning cycle and how this can be done through the procurement process. An overview of relevant legislation and recent case studies is also given.

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