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With partners, Social Value Lab has launched a major new initiative to encourage and support social and public service innovation in Scotland. Social Innovation Scotland is a collaborative venture that has been formed as a partnership between the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde University, Social Value Lab, and CEiS (Community Enterprise in Scotland). Having… Read more »

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A new social impact evaluation carried out by Social Value Lab has been released today. Conducted on behalf of Cunninghame Housing Association, the research examines the economic, social and environmental impact of housing and regeneration activity on the Vineburgh estate. Appointed by North Ayrshire Council as Lead Developer, Cunninghame Housing Association, in partnership with the… Read more »

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Public authorities are under increasing pressure to achieve more for less. But how can you maximise social value (the value of economic, social and environmental outcomes) without adding to cost? Our recent research report on the views and practices of public sector commissioners/buyers as they attempt to maximise social value can be downloaded here. There… Read more »

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With shrinking public sector budgets, authorities are must reform public services and purchase with greater efficiency and sustainability. Positive outcomes must be maximised whilst avoiding unintended consequences. Many authorities are now asking us: How can we better understand what communities value and makes a difference to them? How can we allocate resources to the best… Read more »

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The team at Social Value Lab is delighted to have on board our latest recruit, Marion Lacey. A well-known face to many, Marion is a highly experienced social researcher, trainer, and evaluator. She has developed a particular track record in workforce issues, health and social sectors, and with a long term commitment to promoting social… Read more »