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Social Enterprise West Midlands is a growing network of over 400 members involved in the social enterprise sector in the West Midlands. We offer free membership which gives you access to a number of benefits. Full details including an online application form are available in the Join Us section. Should you have any membership enquiries please call us on 0845 450 7515.

Social Value – Other Resources

Social Enterprise West Midlands Social Value Conferences

Social Value in Construction Conference April 2015

Health and Wellbeing Social Value Conference April 2014

 Social Value Conference June 2014

The West Midlands Way – Stitching Social Enterprise, Social Value and Inclusion into LEP Outline Strategic Plans. SEWM have been working with the Social Enterprise leads across the 6 WM LEPs to identify, encourage, share and compile the work they have done to ensure that social enterprise and social value opportunity is maximised within LEP outline plans. ‘The West Midlands Way’ is the summary of this work.

Case studies and entrepreneur profiles celebrating the type and range of work supported by the Community Enterprise for Success programme in Solihull.

The objective of this report is to examine the community led housing sector and to draw out examples of how community led housing projects operate as sustainable forms of social and community enterprise.

This paper summarises key headlines and trends identified by a survey of social enterprises in the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership  (GBSLEP) area (November 2013)

The growing social entrepreneurship movement is highlighted by Lord Young, the Prime Minister’s enterprise adviser. The report follows a comprehensive review of enterprise education in the UK. It focusses on fostering ‘enterprising attitudes’, including the desire to become an entrepreneur, and encouraging more young people to enter self-employment or start their own company.

The report is the largest and most comprehensive survey since the introduction of the Social Value Act, examining the views of commissioners, their progress in delivering social value, and the role of social enterprise. It reveals wide-ranging benefits for local authorities and housing associations seeking to create social value in communities across the UK.

RBS and UnLtd’s research is published quarterly and  tracks people’s attitudes to starting  up in business. The document evidences how there is a growing appetite for social enterprise amongst burgeoning entrepreneurs.

Comprehensive geographical and sector index of social enterprises nationally. Also looks at the largest organisations by region or sector as well as the fastest growing enterprises.

The Cabinet Office has commissioned a report on the theme of social enterprises based on the 2012 Small Business Survey (SBS).

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is an opportunity for employers to demonstrate their commitment to the health and well-being of their workforce. The Workplace Wellbeing Charter provides employers with an easy and clear guide on how to make workplaces a supportive and productive environment in which employees can flourish.

The Third Sector Research Centre provides an initial report on research that sets out to discover the realities of commissioning from the perspective of the public sector bodies responsible for its implementation and the third sector organisations who choose to engage with commissioners as part of achieving their missions. 

The Third Sector Research Centre working paper which draws upon interviews with adult social care commissioners in six local authorities in England. The paper examines how social value is being assessed and applied in commissioning processes with the third sector, and examines the nature of the evidence required by commissioners from TSOs to demonstrate their effectiveness.

A resource for anyone interested in learning more about Social Value and the Public Services (Social Value) Act


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