Changing places

25th April 2024.

New directions in social value

In an era defined by economic uncertainty and social challenges, the importance of social value is clear: it offers a pathway to inclusive growth and community resilience, which is not contingent on new spending but, rather, is a way of generating positive outcomes from what we already have.

This report looks to the future of social value and provides a rallying call to action for place-based leaders to forge ahead in their pursuit of social value excellence. Structured around five new directions for social value, it aims to embolden local authorities to use social value to repair the relationship between citizens and the local state and change their places for the better.