Social value

We’ve worked with Brighton and Hove City Council, the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group and local voluntary organisations, to develop a new social value framework for the city.

We’re delighted that the work has picked up on and implemented many of the recommendations we made to a council scrutiny panel on social value in 2014.

The work was part of a Department of Health learning programme to improve commissioning for social value in health. However, the programme was so effective it went beyond its initial health focus and resulted in a citywide commitment on social value.

A social value framework and guidance document has been produced as part of this work.

The vision of the framework is:

‘In Brighton and Hove, we will look for relevant social, environmental and economic value from everything we do, including service delivery, commissioning and procurement and by integrating social value into all decisions affecting the city. Our aim is to obtain the greatest benefit for local citizens.’ 

You can find out more about what social value is and how the framework was developed in our video. We’d like to thank the Institute of Voluntary Action Research for producing the video and kindly giving us their permission to use it.


Framework and guidance

We can help you to develop your monitoring and evaluation plans and ensure you’re measuring your social value. To discuss your needs, get in touch with us on or 01273 234023