Delivering Social Value In Harder Times

A joint conference with Northern Housing Consortium addressing evidence driven ways of demonstrating social value.

Social housing is experiencing some of the biggest challenges ever faced.

The July Budget blew existing business plans out of the water, with rent reductions, welfare reform, Right to Buy, the sale of high value properties, pay to stay, devolution, and broader public sector cuts bearing down on the sector. With an emphasis on budget cuts, value for money and efficiency, where does this leave social value? Why is social value still important?

If social value is to be meaningful for value driven organisations, we need to start thinking about the total value we deliver, across the whole business – in procurement, development, housing management, regeneration, as well as in traditional areas such as community investment. The Social Value (Public Services) Act 2012 still bites and we need better and more evidence driven ways of driving and demonstrating the value in all that we do.

The HACT and NHC 2nd Social Value in Housing conference will:

  • Explore how a focus on social value can drive efficiency and value for money
  • Demonstrate how social value is being delivered across the whole business – in procurement, development, housing services and community investment
  • Provide practical sessions on measuring and reporting on social value
  • Focus on how social value and wellbeing is becoming a global driver for policy and change outside of housing
Jan
21
Conference
Thursday 21st January 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Event price

£179 for NHC and 100 Club members, £199 for non members