Social value and the Compact

Compact Voice has published a new guide, aimed at the VCS, which provides an easy-to-understand overview of social value and the Public Services (Social Value) Act. 

The free guide, entitled Understanding Social Value: A guide for local Compacts and the voluntary sector, covers:

  • What social value is and how to demonstrate it;
  • What is covered by the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012;
  • Requirements for local authorities;
  • Creating a social value strategy; and
  • How social value and the Compact relate to each other.

The guide provides a number of case studies and lists practical actions for VCS organisations and commissioning authorities.

To download the guide visit