Social Enterprise Network are hosting an interesting discussion that The Women's Organisation are proud to be a part of: 'Successful Devolution for our City Region Rests Upon Capitalising Social Value: A Policy into Practice Discussion'.
On: Wednesday 9th December 2015
Venue: City of Liverpool College
The Learning Exchange
The Liverpool Social Value Charter was launched in May 2015 with a significant potential to impact upon the local economy. It is highly relevant to consider social value for the city-region at a time of continued public sector retrenchment and a persistence in what seem to be intractable problems of poverty, ill-health and unemployment for many communities in the city-region.
As the devolution agenda in England moves slowly towards a city-region solution we ask if the businesses and institutions in the Liverpool city-region have the appetite and wherewithal to exploit the social value that exists within the local economy.
Panel members will offer their views on social value and discuss further with the audience the idea that only through realizing the social value of the city-regions institution, businesses and communities will successful devolution occur.
Jim Hancock, former Political Editor, BBC North West
Confirmed panel members include:
Hazel Blears, Member of Parliament for Salford and Eccles who actively championed the Social Value Act,
Philip Blond of Republica,
Maggie O’Carroll, Chief Executive, The Women’s organisationClare Dove, Chair, Social Enterprise UK,
Martin McTague Federation for Small Business