Challenges are, of course, to be expected when spearheading innovative ways of working. Halton borough council, for example, have some suggestions for others pursuing the social value path. Among the tips on what to do and what to avoid, it is vital to focus on local need and the most pressing priorities first so the impact and potential of social value is not diluted. As for what helps, enlisting the support of “social value champions”, in commissioning and provider bodies, will drive the new way of working.
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