Social Value Forum
Section 16 of the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014 places a duty upon local authorities to promote the development of not-for-profit organisations to provide care and support services and preventative services. These models include social enterprises, co-operatives, user led services and the third sector. The Code of Practice in relation to this duty requires local authorities with health board partners to establish regional forums to support social value-based providers to develop a shared understanding of the common agenda, and to share and develop good practice. The aim of this forum is to encourage a vibrant social value sector which is able to make a contribution to service delivery opportunities.
A report must be published every three years on the activities of the forum, and how it has contributed to the delivery of duties under section 16. The first report was published in March 2019. The report below provides an update of social value activity for the period 2019 to 2022.