So what is Social Value? Well . . . in the Act and our Cwm Taf Social Value group Terms of Reference it is . . .
‘The additional benefit to the community from a commissioning/procurement process over and above the direct purchasing of goods, services and outcomes.’
For us in Cwm Taf is it is also . . . .
Building Community Capacity for Wellbeing
‘Activities, resources and support that strengthen the skills, abilities and confidence of people and community groups to take effective action and leading roles in improving wellbeing of communities.’
It means working together and involving people . . . producing things that have value in the community together . . aka - coproduction!
This is about doing things together as equals from start to finish making use of everyone's strengths. Take a look at this easy read version . . . .
Looking forward to discussing all this with anyone who wants to - join interlink and VAMT and lots of others - everyone is welcome from all parts of the community and public sector in Cwm Taf on the 5th October.
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you want to know more, give me a bell on 01443 846200 :) 😃