Measuring social value: series of case studies launched by UK Government

The Office of Civil Society has launched a series of case studies showing how providers apply social value.

The Office of Civil Society has funded a total of £30,000 (including VAT), to 8 different external providers with expertise in social value and/or impact management, to work with commissioners in practically applying the Public Services (Social Value Act) 2012. This work was known as the Social Value Implementation and Measurement Project.

Each provider has documented their experience through a case study. This week sees the first 2 of the series to be published on GOV.UK. The providers ranged from an adult social care provider to forums supporting voluntary organisations.

Each of these organisations worked in partnership with a public sector organisation to either:

  • create a social value framework
  • follow a procurement opportunity
  • conduct a cross-organisational social value review

The aim was to help embed social value into their processes. The remaining case studies will be rolled out between October and December 2016.


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