Maximising Social Value from Public Sector Procurement – Free Social Business Wales workshops throughout October @socialbizwales #wales #events #socent

There is continued recognition of the critical role that social businesses play in delivering innovative, person centred public services in Wales. Yet, the 2017 Social Business Mapping Report shows declines in the extent to which social businesses serve the public sector. This workshop will explore the opportunities for social businesses in the delivery of publicContinue reading “Maximising Social Value from Public Sector Procurement – Free Social Business Wales workshops throughout October @socialbizwales #wales #events #socent”

PPIW Report Publication: Employment Entry in Growth Sectors

PPIW Report Publication – Employment Entry in Growth SectorsA new report published by the PPIW finds that there is potential for using a well-targeted, sector-focused approach to increase employment entry and help reduce poverty. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and written by Professor Anne Green, Dr Paul Sissons, and Dr Neil Lee,Continue reading “PPIW Report Publication: Employment Entry in Growth Sectors”

Wales Social Co-op Forum 2016 Summary

Wales Social Coop Forum The end of 2016 is a useful time to take stock as the Forum has undertaken a major transition during this year and looks forward to new challenges, both with Social Services & Well-being Act 2014 in April and the launch of Care to Cooperate in June The initial Forum meetingsContinue reading “Wales Social Co-op Forum 2016 Summary”

“Getting Social Businesses in on the Act” – Part 1 of 7

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act – New market opportunities for Welsh social businesses 1. Preamble Social Business Wales exists to support social businesses to grow via strategies focused on developing products and services, diversify into markets and through collaboration. Its Market Development Advisers specifically look for opportunities to help our clients access new marketsContinue reading ““Getting Social Businesses in on the Act” – Part 1 of 7”