The Social Value Hub is a collaboration between Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), Business in the Community (BiTC), National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA), National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), National Housing Federation and NHS Confederation (NHS Confed).
Contact us at the Social Value Hub:
The team at SEUK are experts in social value. As well as winning a Third Sector Excellence Award for our social value campaign, we have provided advice on the implementation of the Act to a wide range of public bodies, private sector companies and social enterprises including:
• The Department of Health
• Legal and General
• Chester West and Chester Local Authority
Our team can provide tailored, practical support to you including:
• training sessions and days
• action-learning sets
• long-term implementation programmes
• impact measurement and communications advice
• bid-writing support
• expert speakers for your events
For more information about the services we provide contact:
Business in the Community has been co-ordinating and leading the conversation around social value with its members since the Act came into legislation in 2012. It has contributed significantly to cross-sector working, prompting discussion and debate, and improving information on the topic.
Most recently, BiTC has been hosting a series of social value blogs to interrogate social value from different perspectives.
Commissioning for social value shouldn’t be difficult. NAVCA’s expertise in this area has been strengthened through practical partnership work and consultancy services to the Local Government Association, local authorities, the wider public and voluntary sectors. As the national membership body championing local voluntary and community action we balance national overview with local focus to provide a range of services to both contracting authorities and VCSE organisations, including:
• training sessions, workshops and speakers
• commissioning to reduce wider inequalities
• procuring to strengthen the local economy
• bid-writing support
• strengthening VCSE and SME participation
• routes into existing community networks
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NCVO champions and strengthens volunteering and civil society, with over 10,000 members, from the largest charities to the smallest community organisations. There are thousands of voluntary sector organisations in the UK. There are millions of volunteers. Every day, across the country, people give their time, energy and money. And for over 90 years, NCVO has brought the voluntary sector's people together: to solve problems, address root causes, and inspire each other. We know the power of the voluntary sector and volunteering. No one organisation can solve society's challenges alone, but collectively we're all vital for sustaining society in times of challenge and change. That's why, inspired and empowered by our members, we support and celebrate volunteering in all its diversity, and champion and strengthen the voluntary sector – by making sure government knows its true value, and making sure it can continue to do what it does best.
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The National Housing Federation is the voice of affordable housing in England. We believe that everyone should have the home they need at a price they can afford. The Federation represents the work of housing associations and campaign for better housing. Our members are independent business with a social purpose. They provide two and a half million homes for more than five million people. Housing associations invest in a diverse range of neighbourhood projects that help create strong, vibrant communities. Housing associations deliver additional social value through their effective procurement practices. They also work in partnership with and develop and incubate social enterprises to deliver neighbourhood services. The National Housing Federation's community investment hub is a resource that supports housing associations develop this area of their work by providing resources and guidance.
The Federation supports the social enterprise and housing hub which offers case studies of successful partnerships between housing associations and social enterprises
The NHS Confederation is the only body to bring together the full range of organisations that make up the modern NHS to help improve the health of patients and the public. We are an independent membership organisation that represents all types of providers and commissioners of NHS services. We speak for the whole of the NHS on the issues that matter to all those involved in healthcare We support our members by:
• influencing health policy and representing our members' views to Government, Parliament, policymakers and the public
• making sense of the whole health system with our policy research and analysis, publications and information services
• supporting our members through providing expertise and insight and facilitating networking and learning.
This site is operated by Social Enterprise UK, Social Enterprise UK, The Fire Station, 139 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2HZ Tel: 020 3589 4950
Company number 4426564. Social Enterprise UK is a community interest company registered in England and Wales.
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