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Social Value – Toolkits

The new toolkit, developed by Wates Living Space, CIH, PwC, Orbit Group and Social Enterprise UK, aims to put social practice at the heart of affordable housing procurement by providing housing professionals with a practical guide that will enable them to create lasting social value in their communities.

Guidance on understanding and completing the Social Return on Investment toolkit for your organisation

This toolkit has been designed as a guide for the Council’s commissioners and procurers and potential providers to consider how to achieve Social Value and benefit from commissioning and procurement activities.

The document is a set of questions and answers and case studies to illustrate how successful applications of the Social Value thinking and approaches have positive impacts on society, the economy and the environment.

As part of their commissioning strategy the document details Croydon Council’s commitment to maximising the social value, or social benefit, available from its commissioning and procurement activities.

This guide sets out a simplified approach to evaluation from start to finish, drawing on best practice examples particularly in the third sector. The principles and steps in this guide will be useful to any project seeking to deliver best value – in the private, public and third sectors.

Taking a look at the cost, complexity, time details and demand on staff of various social impact measurement tools.

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