Launching the development of Social Value Forums Toolkit

12 Sep, 18

A new resource is available for groups wishing to develop new ways of working to support the core principles and intentions of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014.

The Social Value Forums Toolkit, produced by Wales Co-operative Centre, is aimed at social value organisations, Regional Partnership Boards and current and prospective providers, including the rich mosaic of third sector organisations delivering social value care support services in Wales. The Toolkit sets out how the third sector, user-led organisations, co-operatives and social enterprises have an important and specific role in transforming services and encouraging the provision of thriving social value sector; co-producing with citizens and the community to develop services to meet their needs.

The toolkit provides information on the role and remit of Social Value Forums and wider social value networks and how organisations across sectors can generate a creative and dynamic environment to share new ideas, think strategically, develop collaborations and support seamless provision across health and social care services.

The development of Regional Social Value Forums will provide the opportunity to share good practice and are a vehicle to cultivate innovation in the design of future care and support services through alternative delivery models.

The development of the Social Value Toolkit has been funded by the Welsh Government. Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies, said:

It’s vital that we draw on the incredible potential of social value organisations in implementing the vision of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act and A Healthier Wales.

I am very grateful to the Wales Co-operative Centre and the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action for producing a toolkit setting out best practice in relation to new social value forums.  These forums should support social value based organisations to flourish and develop good practice.

See WCVA’s resources on the Social Services and Well-being Act and contact

thomas.james@wales.coop for further information about the Social Value Toolkit.