Launch of 10% Better Campaign

Launch of 10% Better Campaign during Living Wage Week – using social value to improve communities

The launch on Friday 10th November will be hosted by Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett and Social Value Alliance Chair Alison Page. It will take place in the stunning setting of Ordsall Hall, Salford’s Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house.

Come along to find out why social value is so important and how it could be used to improve the lives of people across Salford and Greater Manchester. The 10% Better campaign will use social value to make a 10% improvement across 11 social, environmental and economic outcomes for the benefit of Salford and its people, tackling poverty and inequality in our city.

Hear representatives in the VCSE, business and public sectors talk about the contribution their work is making.See how we can all work together to use social value – in procurement, in business, in community activity, in development and growth, and in public services – to make the city a better place.

Our aim is that by 2021 there will be:

  • 4,690 MORE people volunteering in Salford
  • 25 MORE formerly NEET 16 and 17 year olds from Salford going into employment, education and training every year
  • 19,000 Salford adults aged 16 and over saying that they feel MORE satisfied with their life than they did last year
  • 42 kg LESS waste generated by each Salford household every year
  • 3,450 tonnes MORE Salford waste recycled
  • 2,280 MORE people out of their cars and using green methods of transport to work
  • 6,300 FEWER inactive people in Salford
  • 1,570 MORE Salford people paid the LW Foundation Living Wage
  • 780 MORE people from vulnerable groups in Salford accessing new jobs, apprenticeships, training and work experience placements
  • 1,130 FEWER Salford households living in fuel poverty

AND with local companies having local supply chains, we want to INCREASE the GVA / head for Salford people by 10% – that’s £2,353.

Salford City Council is probably the first local authority in the country to hold itself to standards in social value and publish a Social Impact Report which will be available at the event. The Salford City Mayor will also announce other key social value initiatives such as the new ‘Spirit of Salford Charter’ for employment standards, social value and equalities.

In these times of austerity, we need to maximise the benefit from all money invested in Salford. Achieving this will involve commitment from the many private sector businesses, public sector organisations, as well as voluntary and community groups and social enterprises, so we will use the 10% Better campaign as a way to focus effort into those areas which will have maximum impact. It will mean embedding a social value approach into every organisation no matter what its size or sector.
10th November to 10th November 2017. Starting at 3pm and ending at 5pm.
Ordsall Hall, Salford, United Kingdom.