The Social Services and Well-being Act (Part 2, Section 16) introduces a duty on local authorities and local health boards to promote the development, in their area, of not for profit organisations to provide care and support for carers, and preventative services. These models include social enterprises, co-operative organisations, co-operative arrangements, user-led services and the third sector.


Local authorities with local health board providers must also 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 the forum is to encourage a flourishing social value sector which is able and willing to fulfil service delivery opportunities.


Purpose of the Social Value Forum 


The purpose of the Forum is to maximise the positive outcomes and well-being of local people; influence local service provision; and add value and focus to what matters to people in a way that exceeds exclusively monetary value. This is about:


  • enhancing health and wellbeing;
  • building safer communities;
  • maximising opportunities for fulfilling potential;
  • improving the physical environment; and
  • supporting local economies.


Social Value Steering Group


A Social Value Steering Group has been established to oversee the work of the Forum and support the development of the work programme. The Steering Group consists of representatives from Cardiff Council, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cardiff and Vale UHB, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership, the Third Sector Representatives which sit on the RPB and appointed Social Value Champions.


Social Value Champions


The Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership has ‘appointed’ a number of Social Value Champions to help us develop our work – please click on the links below for further information.