Guide to commissioning for maximum value

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This guide to social commissioning has been developed by the Social Return on Investment (SROI) Network in 2012 as part of the National programme for third Sector Commissioning. The guide explores the concept of SROI and outlines how maximum social value can be achieved throughout each stage of the commissioning process. Continue reading

Embedding Social Value in your supply chain

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Staffordshire’s local councils have made clear they expect business owners to create apprenticeships for young people. PM Training, traditionally working within the private sector, over the past two years has worked with the local authorities to train young people for these new apprenticeships. PM Training now has four training centres in each council area of North Staffordshire and has grown in staff from 60 in 2008 to 190 in 2012 due to this collaboration with the local council.

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East Sussex – a case study of putting social value and commissioning into practice

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The following information has been taken from East Sussex –a case study of putting social value and commissioning into practice: “The commissioning process in East Sussex formed part of a strategic move towards more personalised services for local people and investment in the voluntary and community sector. Continue reading

Creating Social Value in Halton

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“There are a greater proportion of people living with illnesses or health problems that limit their daily activities and higher levels of inequality in Halton than the rest of the country. This evidence led to a focus on the social value determinants of life and how they could become a focal point for the partnership for social value in the borough. A cross sector group representing the clinical commissioning group, local authority and VCSE sector in Halton came together to look at the potential, opportunities and great examples of social value locally.

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