As one of a group of Social Value Accelerator Sites across the UK, we’re dedicated to exploring and learning more about how social value can practically and effectively be embedded at scale across Cheshire and Merseyside, within the NHS, Local Authorities and Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise sector (VCFSE) organisations. Our local approach to social value has also been expanded to explore the potential of establishing ‘Business and Industry’ as Anchor Institutions to build opportunities for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) locally.
Locally our definition of Social Value is:
NHS Providers, Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise sector (VCFSE) organisations across Cheshire and Merseyside have signed up to our Social Value Charter, which was launched on the 1 July 2019. Our Charter describes our local vision and principles for maximising the potential of Social Value across Cheshire and Merseyside.
We have already identified a number of Social Value Champions, who will lead the development of Social Value and Corporate Social Responsibility within their organisations and local areas.
The Cheshire and Merseyside Social Value Award aims to help your organisation to achieve your staff and volunteer recruitment and retention strategy, deliver Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Social Value and recognises your organisation as an ‘Anchor Institution’.
The Social Value Award enables, supports and recognises organisations who:
Read more about our Social Value Award, who s eligible to apply for it, how long it lasts and more, in our ‘Social Value Award Guide’. Additionally if you’d like to apply for the award on behalf of your organisation, you can do so and upload evidence that you meet the criteria, by visiting: https://socialvaluebusiness.com/social-value-award—cheshire-and-merseyside
To find out more about our social value programme , please read our ‘Social Value Guide’, ‘Supporting Social Innovation in your Local Area Guide’ and ‘Recipe for a Good Life Guide’. Please also feel free to utilise our ‘Social Value Network Training slides’.
Shelley Brough, Head of Integrated Commissioning at Cheshire East Council is the Social Value Programme Lead. If you have any questions about the programme, please get in touch with Shelley via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org