Social Value Charter for Shropshire
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 made it a legal requirement for a public body (a Council, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Housing Associations) to consider how it may improve social, economic and environmental outcomes in its area AND how it might secure this through its procurement activity.
Social Value is a measure of additional benefits that can be generated for the local area through the way that the public sector commissions, and contractors deliver, services or works. Social Value also provides a way of demonstrating that public money is being spent well and on the things that matter most to our communities. It requires commissioners to consider, at a very early stage and through discussions with local people and their representatives, what (and how) additional value or improvements can be generated.
The proposed Social Value Charter for Shropshire is a set of guiding principles and simple commitments that organisations operating in Shropshire are invited to adopt, whether they are public sector commissioners, service providers, voluntary, community & social enterprise organisations or businesses. Through making these commitments we aim to improve the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of Shropshire.
Shropshire Council and its partners on the Shropshire Social Value Group wants to engage with stakeholders on the principles of the Social Value Charter and a Charter Mark. We will seek feedback over a 12 week period from 26th September to 18th December through an online questionnaire which can be accessed here
Contact: Neil Evans, Commissioning Development Manager, Shropshire Council
Tel 01743 253019
Thank you to all those who attended a listening event or completed our online survey. Please see below a report that details the outcomes of these engagement activities.
Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People Aged 0-25
Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), and Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Councils have been working together to go out going out to tender for a new Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People aged 0 to 25. The new service is due to be in place by April 2017.
A great deal of engagement work has been carried out with young people, service users, carers, stakeholders and professionals to find out what their experience of current services is and how they would like to see services change in the future.
This has involved two phases of engagement. Firstly, using a process called Experienced Led Commissioning (ELC) 135 interviews took place with young people, parents, foster carers and frontline health, education and social work staff. All of this information has been analysed and is available in the document ‘Insights.’
Secondly, young people, carers, parents and stakeholders came together on March 19th to have their say on emotional wellbeing services across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire.
At this special engagement event, managed by the Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit’s Communications Team people were given a chance to talk about their experiences, discussed what if anything needs to change and how they would like to see services shaped in the future, using the process called Experienced Based Commissioning (ELC). The information on the day was captured on a graphical drawing and is also in the attached report “Path Event Narrative”.
Both sets of information will be used to inform the procurement process and regular updates will be added to the website.
If you would like further information on this work please contact Nikki on Nikki.firstname.lastname@example.org or 0300 404 2999 ext 1530.
Wheelchair Services Review
Thank you to all those who completed a questionnaire for our wheelchair services review. Further information will be shared when available.
Other ways of getting involved
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