Social Value for Partnerships
Client: North West Improvement & Efficiency Partnership
Duration: 1 month
The North West Improvement & Efficiency Partnership was looking to explore if any of the learning from the recent social value work within the NHS could be applied to Local Strategic Partnerships and whether a common approach could be developed. This social value framework was to try to ensure greater joint working and understanding of whole system issues and opportunities.
This approach also had the potential to help demonstrate a robust approach to outcomes and effectiveness of resources to external inspection bodies and to support the efficiency, partnership and Total Place agendas.
CPC was tasked with the following:
- Developing and delivering a presentation on social value as a concept, together with a high level run-through of the approach and toolkit
- Facilitate discussions on the use and applicability to Local Strategic Partnerships, helping to identify possible areas for exploitation locally in the next stage
- Demonstrating how this work is being embedded within local areas across the country, in particular within the North West.
The outcome of these seminars is that delegates had a high level understanding of how Social Value could help their partnership through:
- Adding to the picture of outcomes in an area and providing information and intelligence to influence future commissioning/ decommissioning decisions
- Providing a better understanding of the impact of investment decisions on the agendas of others - leading to more efficient delivery of services
- Helping to identify and measure the wider impacts upon performance across a whole system
- Helping partnerships to account more fully to local people, by providing the means for people to identify with the true social value that a local partnership is producing
- Helping partners to work collaboratively and galvanise a collective leadership around local issues.