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Social Value Conference


The Social Value Act 2012 is due to come into effect in January 2013. Now is the time to get ready for the effects the new legislation will have on public service commissioning and delivery.

The Social Value Act, which comes into force in January 2013, calls for all public service commissioning to factor in social value. For the first time, all public bodies in England and Wales will be required to consider how the services they commission and procure might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area.

Social Enterprise UK are running a one day conference for public bodies, commissioners and social enterprises to find out how the new Social Value Act will impact their work and what changes they will need to make to comply with it.

The conference

Delegates will hear from civil servants, commissioners, social enterprise and public sector leaders and support bodies, who will offer valuable insights into best practice when it comes to selling and commissioning social value.

With high level plenary in the morning looking at the latest policy, the afternoon will then feature bespoke workshop sessions on key topics including:

  • Understanding the commissioning landscape - looking at changes to the commissioning landscape as well as how to find out about what your commissioners are looking for
  • Selling your social value: making the most of your USP - hear from social enterprise leaders who are already winning contracts for the social value they deliver and find out what’s worked for them 
  • Impact measurement: proving what you do -  impact measurement experts will guide you through examples of how to capture evidence on what you do and prove the value of your work

Speakers on the day include Chris White MP, who sponsored the Act through parliament, Peter Holbrook, the Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK and representatives from the Local Government Association and NHS Confederation.

Visit Social Enterprise UK’s website to book your place or call 01403 246983


20 November 2012 at 10:00am - 5:00pm


Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH

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Private Sector rate£495.00 Book now
Public Sector rate£295.00 Book now
Social Enterprise rate£195.00 Book now