Published: 11th Dec 2013

How will the 2012 public services (social value) act change the shape of local public services? How quickly and effectively can local authorities design, measure and incorporate social value considerations into their commissioning and procurement processes? What will be the implications for local public service providers? Organisations across the public, private and social sectors are deliberating over these questions as we speak, adapting to a new environment in which they must increasingly articulate value beyond the financial bottom line, and look beyond the boundaries of what they currently do. These deliberations will come more naturally to some than to others, but as a new report published by Collaborate and the Transition Institute argues, acting on social value should feel like a challenge to everyone. This is because, at root, the very idea requires us to look outside of the service lens, beyond our current roles and responsibilities, and ask whether … (To read the full article, subscribe below)