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The power of the collective is proven. Together, we can build better communities, enhance our social value, and make the good we do go further. Listen up, buckle down. It’s time to take action.

National TOMs: updated for 2022

Have you heard about the market-leading way to measure social value? We built the National TOMs framework to give organisations like yours a practical way to measure the good you do for society.

 

This year we’ve made them simpler, greener and more relevant. Learn how the National TOMs have evolved in 2022.

A simple, SaaS-based solution that makes clear the social value you're creating, and helps you enhance it

Procure, measure, manage and report social value through an intuitive, adaptable dashboard.

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Evidence-based, local government-endorsed social value reporting

Evaluate bids

Create transparency across your organisation and supply chain with clear, concise and consistent social value measurement. 

Use the National TOMs to evaluate bids and tenders against a standardised framework and ensure that you’re comparing social value in a fair and transparent way.

Measure impact

Measure how social value is being delivered across your projects, assets, locations and suppliers, and understand how the good you do is impacting your communities. What you can measure, you can manage and multiply. You might be surprised by the social value you create.

Manage progress

Monitor and map your social value delivery using customisable dashboards, comprehensive reporting and easy data downloads. Track progress against social value metrics, KPIs and targets at a project or organisation level, to prove your place in the social value movement.

Maximise value

Using the National TOMs as a base, tailor your own social value Themes, Outcomes and Measures that apply to your specific organisation or community. Target the priorities that matter most to maximise your contribution and make a difference at a local, regional or even global level.

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Setting the standard across all sectors

Backed by our LGA-endorsed framework and intuitive social value measurement tool, Social Value Portal is a straightforward, repeatable system that’s simple for project commissioners and suppliers alike. Our years of experience mean we can ensure you not only meet the Social Value Act mandate, but maximise your impact too.

Find out how your social value maturity measures up against other public sector organisations here.

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Setting the standard across all sectors

Backed by years spent leading the public sector, we help you to establish, monitor and manage the social, economic and environmental impact you and your supply chain have on the communities you serve. From local employment to community investments, measure the good you do, maximise your social value and prove your impact.

Find out how your social value maturity measures up against other private organisations here.

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Our members

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How we help

The Portal

The Portal

An intuitive tool to procure, measure, manage and report social value. The system is adaptable, repeatable and transparent, making it easy to prove the good you do.

National TOMs

National TOMs

A local government-endorsed, standardised framework to help you report and measure social value and ensure you are target aligned, evidence based and impact driven.

Expert consultancy

Expert consultancy

Our Social Value Advisors provide expert consultancy. We’ll work with you to ensure the system is tailored to your needs, maximising the social value you’re creating.

National Social Value Taskforce

National Social Value Taskforce

As a subgroup of the Local Government Association (LGA), the National Social Value Taskforce is open to everyone who wants to learn and do more good. Find out more here.

Data validation

Data validation

Data is securely stored, available for audit, and easy to access. It’s fully validated to ensure absolute accuracy and deliver to-the-minute metrics against your targets, KPIs and frameworks.

People, not processes

People, not processes

Social value is about building sustainable communities. We want to make good go further, and help others to see the real-world effectiveness of social value as a movement.

Useful resources

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Webinar - The National TOMs 2022

Catch up on our National TOMs 2022 updates webinar. Learn how to get more from the National TOMs, and hear more from

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Members' stories: University of Manchester

Learn how our partnership with University of Manchester saw a ripple affect, turning a key supplier on to the power of social value.

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National TOMs 2022 Updates

The National TOMs you know and love, but now so much better. The National TOMs 2022 update aims to keep things simple, address the environment and ensure relevancy.

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Download the National TOMs

Download the National TOMs 2022 and have a go at measuring your social value.

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We identified the National TOMs as the best-in-class social value measurement tool. The Social Value Portal team supported us through implementation and we are already realising significant benefits across the business.

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Our latest insights

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10 years of the Social Value Act

As 2022 marks 10 years since the Public Services (Social Value) Act came into force, Guy Battle takes stock of where we are, and how things look for the year to come.

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The changing attitude towards social value in real estate

We examine the changing attitude towards social value in our response to Savills’ ‘Spotlight: Social Value in Real Estate’.

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Community of place: The power of the neighbour ‘hood’

The pandemic brought several matters to the surface – that the world is uneven, and that our society is, in many ways, even more unequal than we ever imagined. But it has also shown us the power of community, our neighbour ‘hood’.

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Ready to make a difference?

Book a demo with a member of our team to see the Social Value Portal in action and find out how to maximise the good you do.