Four years ago, a small group of people with an interest in Greater Manchester, its people and Social Value developed the Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN). Constituted on a voluntary basis, the Network has sought to draw together the public, commercial and social sectors to put Social Value at the heart of everything which … Continue reading Further Developing the Greater Manchester Social Value Network
This newsletter describes the ongoing work of GMSVN to develop the network and some of the key wider activities currently going on around social value in Greater Manchester. Please contact us if you have news of interest to other members of the network that should be included in future newsletters. GMSVN News GMSVN has been … Continue reading GMSVN Newsletter Feb 2019
A review of Greater Manchester’s history of adopting social value policy and lessons learned as a result. Peter Schofield, GMSVN steering group member and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) collaborative procurement programme manager has written this blog for Public Sector Executive. You can read the article on the PSE website.
One of the issues of great debate since the Social Value Act came into place has been the ‘Social Value Percentage’ – how much weighting to give social value in a tender situation. The Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN) has drawn upon our collective learning and cannot advocate a blanket approach or one single … Continue reading The Social Value Percentage – why a tiered approach will give the best result
Dan Corry, CEO of New Philanthropy Capital and Board Member of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing has written a blog on measuring wellbeing and the drive from some to place a financial value on improvements to wellbeing. You can read the blog on the What Works Centre for Wellbeing website.
This newsletter describes the ongoing work of GMSVN to develop the network and some of the key wider activities currently going on around social value in Greater Manchester. Please contact us if you have news of interest to other members of the network that should be included in future newsletters. You can download a PDF … Continue reading GMSVN newsletter July 2018
Social Enterprise UK commissioned Chris White, the author of the Social Value Act, to review the effect on public sector spending since it came into force in 2013. The Act requires people who commission public services to securing wider social, economic and environmental benefits form the money that they spend in certain, limited circumstances. Chris White’s 5 … Continue reading Our money, our future