Social Value Charter for Shropshire
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 made it a legal requirement for a public body (a Council, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Housing Associations) to consider how it may improve social, economic and environmental outcomes in its area and how it might secure this through its procurement activity.
Social Value is a measure of additional benefits that can be generated for the local area through the way that the public sector commissions, and contractors deliver, services or works. Social Value also provides a way of demonstrating that public money is being spent well and on the things that matter most to our communities. It requires commissioners to consider, at a very early stage and through discussions with local people and their representatives, what (and how) additional value or improvements can be generated.
Shropshire's Social Value Charter was launched in March 2017
The charter is a set of guiding principles and simple commitments that ALL organisations operating in the county are invited to adopt, whether they're public sector commissioners, service providers, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations or businesses.
Organisations signing up to the charter are making a commitment to:
- Support the Shropshire economy
- Promote wellbeing in Shropshire
- Make Shropshire a great place to live
Shropshire CCG has signed up to the Shropshire Social Value Charter and encourage local partners and providers to do the same.
How can you sign up to it?
Organisations can sign up to the charter by completing a simple online registration process on the Shropshire Council website
View or download the Social Value Charter here: Social Value Charter for Shropshire [pdf] 267KB
Thank you to all those who attended a listening event or completed our online survey. Please see below a report that details the outcomes of these engagement activities.
Other ways of getting involved
Please use the menu on the left to look at different ways of getting involved with the work of Shropshire CCG, and ways to 'have your say'.