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What is Social Value?

The VCSE sector can play a powerful role in delivering local services and in transforming the service landscape bringing innovation, value for money and social benefits.

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 came into force on 31st January 2013, and now places an additional duty on local authorities to secure greater evidence of Social Value when commissioning services. This is advantageous to those VCSE sector organisations in Trafford that are delivering locally and providing social, economic and environmental wellbeing as a lot of the services delivered by the VCSE sector naturally meets Social Values aims.

Thrive Trafford is keen to support groups in demonstrating their Social Value and is working with Trafford Council, Trafford Partnership and other partners to help ensure that a cross Borough and consistent approach is developed to measuring Social Value and that the role of the VCSE sector in achieving this is recognised. For more information and guidance on Social Value in a Trafford Context please Click Here.

For more information and advice on Social Value please visit STAR Procurement’s website, where you can find the following information and details around different aspects of Social Value information, advice and guidance:
What is Social Value?
Social Value case studies
Where does Social Value come from?
Why deliver Social Value?
Greater Manchester Combined Authority Social Value Policy
How does STAR deliver Social Value?
How can suppliers deliver Social Value?
How to demonstrate your Social Value offer within your bid
What are we doing to support Social Value being delivered?
STAR Councils’ priorities & guidance
Top tips for Social Value in the bidding / procurement process
Social Value FAQs

If you are interested in finding out more about Social Value in Trafford and Greater Manchester or need support with demonstrating the Social Value your group or organisation has, please contact