Flintshire’s serious about social value
Flintshire County Council has recently appointed a social value development officer - dedicated to maximising the amount of social value being generated from the delivery of the council’s services.
The appointment highlights the council’s commitment to looking beyond the price of each individual contract and considering what wider social, economic, cultural and environmental benefits can be brought to a community when awarding a contract.
The council has been committed to delivering social value for many years, for example: maximising spend with local businesses, creating employment and skills opportunities, minimising waste and its effect on the local environment and reducing local food and fuel poverty deprivation.
Flintshire County Council’s Chief Officer for Social Services, Neil Ayling, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Olivia Hughes into the post, and wish her well in delivering our ambitious plans for social value. We are committed to generating greater amounts of social value across each and every one of our services, and ensuring these associated benefits are experienced by as many people, communities, and businesses within our service areas.”