2021 National Social Value Conference: Wales

2021 saw the second successful annual conference specifically for social value across the Welsh region. In November hundreds of delegates from across public bodies and anchor institutions gathered virtually to discuss how businesses and communities across Wales can lead the way in the delivery of social value in Wales.

The judges were particularly impressed with organisations embedding the principles of the Well-being of Future Generations Act into their decision-making and also providing real data evidence. It shows how organisations are walking the walk of social value creation.

 

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Leading the movement in Wales

The conference was organised in collaboration with the National Social Value Taskforce in Wales, with members of the Welsh Government, Welsh Local Government Association and the Well-being of Future Generations Office.

 

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Over 40 speakers and panellists from diverse sectors and industries shared their invaluable expertise, including:

  • Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
  • Kellie Beirne, Chief Executive of Cardiff Capital Region City Deal
  • Hannah Blythyn, Deputy Minister for Social Partnership with the Welsh Government

For the full event agenda and speaker list access the programme here.

Social Value for Future Generations Awards

The first ‘Social Value for Future Generations Awards’ had some incredibly high-quality entries, showing the judges some great examples of social value in practice. The Awards recognised 13 outstanding organisations delivering local solutions for communities in Wales.

The judges were particularly impressed with organisations embedding the principles of the Well-being of Future Generations Act into their decision-making and also providing real data evidence. It shows how organisations are walking the walk of social value creation.

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Woman in a wheel chair with a microphone surround by a big group of people

And the winners are...

Prosperous Future Generations Award

For an organisation that has contributed to an innovative, productive and low carbon society that recognises the limits of the global environment and therefore uses resources efficiently and proportionately.

Winner – Transport for Wales – Llys Cadwyn Sustainable Office Fit Out

Sustainability and Resilience Award

Rewards environmentally conscious organisations that lead the way in contributing to large-scale habitat restoration, creation, and connectivity throughout Wales.

Winner – HLM Architects – Ysgol Pen Rhos

Highly Commended – Colwyn Bay

Pioneering Equality Award

For organisations that take bold steps to tackle inequalities experienced by marginalised groups in Wales.

Winner – RSSI & IFS – Journey Into Rail

Cohesive Communities Award

For organisations that help communities to have a lifestyle that maintains good physical and mental health, through creating places and environments that support healthy lifestyles and ensuring there are effective services to support people when they need care.

Winner – CUBE Knox and Welles

Highly Commended – Enbarr

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Welsh Culture and Language Award

For organisations that promote and protects culture, heritage and the Welsh language, and which encourages people to participate in the arts, and sports and recreation.

Winner – Alun Griffiths Ltd

Voluntary or Third Sector Leadership Award

For third sector organisations that lead the way in embedding social value into the way in which they deliver their services and make significant impacts on the needs of the communities where they operate.

Winner – Bron afon

Public Sector Leadership Award

For public sector organisations that lead the way in embedding social value into their business culture, processes and systems to ensure the needs of their communities are met.

Winner – Powys – Home Grown Homes Project

Highly Commended – Hywel Dda University Health Board

Private Sector Leadership Award

For private sector organisations that embed social value into their business culture via processes, systems and their people, and ensure the needs of their customers and the communities where they work are being met.

Winner – Blake Morgan

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Create social value in Wales

Speak to our Welsh-based team to understand how you can support your local communities and maximise the value you bring in Cymru.