Wednesday, October 9th 2019
09:30am – 16:00pm
Conwy Business Centre
Speakers and presentations at this event include:
– Shelley Davies, Head of Partnership and Integration, Health and Social Services Group, Welsh Government
– Why should we be part of the social value movement? – Ben Carpenter, CEO, Social Value UK
-A Regional Perspective. North Wales Social Care and Well-being Services Improvement Collaborative – Maria Bell, Regional Business Manager – Commissioning
– Embedding social value in the Outdoor Partnership – Tracey Evans Chief Executive Officer and Paul Frost, Chairman and Social Value Champion on the Board
The ups and downs of social value – a case history from Greater Manchester’ Anne Lythgoe, VCSE Accord Principal, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)
To follow there will be workshops and round table discussion to share good practice and agree collectively on measures of impact of social value within commissioning and procurement activity across north Wales.
Social value – why bother?
How can the voluntary sector and public sector work together to maximise the effects of funding, commissioning and procurement?
Mantell Gwynedd’s Social Value Cymru, in partnership with Medrwn Môn, CVSC, DVSC, FLVC and AVOW, is managing a North Wales project to measure and manage social value within the third sector in North Wales.
We are supporting third sector organisations across north Wales to measure their social value and to embed the principles of social value in their decision making. These third sector organisations deliver important services across north Wales which are recognised as key areas within the Population Needs Assessment and the Well-being assessment. These include mental health services, carers services, children and young people, victims of abuse, loneliness within communities, services for veterans and much more.
In addition, we coordinate the North Wales Social Value network which meets quarterly. Members range from Local Authority Officers, County Voluntary Councils, University academics, staff from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, social enterprises and third sector organisations. The network provides an opportunity for members to meet up; debate and discuss their work; look at any challenges or solutions that they are experiencing, and to network with likeminded people.
Section 16 of the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014 places a duty upon local authorities (with partners) to promote the development of not for profit organisations to provide care and support services and preventative services. The supporting Code of Practice in relation to this duty, requires local authorities, with health board partners, to establish regional forums to support social value-based providers and to develop a shared understanding of the common agenda and develop good practice. There is therefore a close working relationship between the network and the regional social value steering group.
In partnership with the North Wales Social Care and Well-being Services Improvement Collaborative, we are organising this event to bring together decision makers and third sector organisations who are involved in the project to consider how we can present social value evidence and use social impact to inform decision making. Together we can share learning and good practice, but also agree on outcome impact measures as we moving forward.
North Wales Social Care and Well-being Services Improvement Collaborative, we are organising this event to bring together decision makers and third
As well as the organisations involved in the project we have invited heads of services, commissioners, procurement managers and funding managers to join us in this conversation.