The VODG Social Value Toolkit Launch

Today, VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) launched their Social Value Toolkit, a practical resource that supports the delivery of social value in the commissioning of social care.

The VODG Social Value Toolkit promotes increased cooperation between social care commissioners and providers. The guidance has been created in response to the fact that while there are resources to support commissioners to implement the Social Value Act, less guidance exists for social care providers.

The new toolkit reflects an approach to commissioning which creates maximum value for money from public spending by realising additional benefits from providers – at no extra cost to the public purse.

Harnessing social value is an essential route to tackling inequalities. VODG’s toolkit guides social care providers on how to demonstrate the added value that not-for-profit organisations deliver.

VODG chief executive Dr Rhidian Hughes says:

“We need to use existing legislation to lever better outcomes through the commissioning of services. We have found that while there is a wealth of guidance for commissioners on the implementation of the Social Value Act there is far less for providers. The VODG Social Value Toolkit provides a new resource to assist voluntary organisations to better articulate their added value. It offers practical examples of how the sector is making a huge difference to the lives of disabled people and the communities in which they live.”

Kathleen Isaac, Head of Business Development adds:

“Certitude is committed to involving and supporting the development of local communities in our work. On a daily basis we see the value this adds to the lives of people we support and we are delighted to have been involved in the development of the VODG Social Value Toolkit.”

Read the full report here.