Public bodies

WHY SHOULD PUBLIC BODIES COMMISSION SOCIAL ENTERPRISES?

Public bodies, including councils, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Probation Trusts, Housing Associations and Central Government are increasingly looking to social enterprises to deliver sustainable public services that create social value.

Social enterprises deliver essential, cost-effective public services, helping local government improve the quality of services, support community development and address social exclusion.

Whether it is taking on payday lenders and exploitative weekly payment stores, providing healthcare for excluded groups or tackling youth employment, there is a social enterprise answer. Social enterprises are businesses that plough their profits back into a social cause. They are not looking for a hand out from public bodies; they want a level playing field within commissioning and procurement policies.

SOCIAL VALUE ACADEMY

The second Social Value Academy will take place on 18 October 2016 in Birmingham. This is an intensive one day training masterclass in social value for those working in commissioning, procurement, and as providers of goods and services across the private, public and social sectors.

It will be delivered by Nick Temple, Deputy CEO, Social Enterprise UK and Jeremy Nicholls, CEO, Social Value UK, alongside expert colleagues. Book now.

THE SOCIAL VALUE ACT

The Social Value Act requires public bodies in England to consider choosing providers based on the social value created in an area and not on cost alone. Click here for more information and guidance.

PROCURING FOR GOOD REPORT

Published by Social Enterprise UK, the Procuring for Good - How the Social Value Act is being used by local authorities report paints the most comprehensive picture yet about how councils in England are using the Public Services (Social Value) Act.

LOCAL AUTHORITY OFFER

We've put together a proposal for local authorities on how social enterprises can help transform local services. For more information on how we can work with you please contact james.butler@socialenterprise.org.uk I 020 3589 4953.

THE TEAM AT SEUK CAN HELP PUBLIC BODIES WITH:

  • Social Value Act implementation: how to commission, procure and buy for social value
  • Localism Act implementation: supporting the Right to run, Right to provide and public sector spin-outs
  • Local economic strategy – how to stimulate and support social enterprise in your local area
  • Social innovation funds, challenges and competitions: design, launch and delivery support
  • Internal communications and change management to support social enterprise and innovation

Charlie Business DevelopmentFor more information contact Charlie Wigglesworth on 020 3589 4952 or charlie.wigglesworth@socialenterprise.org.uk