We believe that social value can be used to improve the lives of people across Salford. We want to use it as a way to tackle poverty and inequality in our city. We can all work together to use social value – in procurement, in business, in community activity, in development and growth, and in public services - to make our city a better place.
The Salford Social Value Alliance wants to use social value to make a 10% improvement across 11 social, environmental and economic outcomes for the benefit of Salford and its people.
Together, our aim is that by 2021 there will be:
AND with local companies having local supply chains, we want to INCREASE the gross value added / head for Salford people by 10% - that’s £2,353.
In these times of austerity, we need to maximise the benefit from all money invested in Salford.
Achieving this will involve commitment from the many private sector businesses, public sector organisations, as well as voluntary and community groups and social enterprises, so we will use the 10% Better campaign as a way to focus effort into those areas which will have maximum impact. It will mean embedding a social value approach into every organisation no matter what its size or sector.
Pledge what you can to make Salford 10% better. It doesn’t sound much, but if all businesses, schools, hospitals, councils, community groups, etc. committed to do just one thing, then together we can make a real difference.