Merseytravel Renew Their Membership as Social Value Pioneers
Social Value UK are very proud to announce that Merseytravel have renewed their membership as Social Value Pioneers for a second year.
Merseytravel is the Executive body that provides professional, strategic and operational transport advice to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, to enable it to make informed decisions. It is also the delivery arm, making transport happen!
As a public sector organisation, Merseytravel wants to contribute to community wealth building and be able to demonstrate the impact that their projects, services and activities have made on people’s lives.
We asked Merseytravel a few questions about their social value journey:
Why do you think social value is important? In your organisation, your industry or in wider society?
Social value is important to our organisation because we believe in an inclusive economy, where public transport is the link to societal prospects. We want to engage with stakeholders and diverse partners to achieve unique things that create real value for those people who need it most.
Does your organisation have a background in social value/social accounting/SROI?Are there any projects that you have started since you joined Social Value UK?
We have created a social value toolkit and we are developing our team plan for 2019/20, which will include some
Our emphasis will be on improving the customer experience, invest to earn and generating social value. We aim to produce some inspiring reports that have the ability to “tell a story” and hopefully provide some simple SROI calculations
What are your plans for your second year of SVUK membership?
We want to achieve Level 1 Social Value Certificate and aspire to
Paula Ellis, Corporate Engagement Manager at Merseytravel said:
‘Social value has been a fundamental part of our responsibilities over the past 12 months and this year we want to achieve even more! Voluntary and Community organisations will be an integral part of our social engagement strategy, providing us with the intelligence to think and do things differently’.
Merseytravel stated in their membership announcement last year that:
‘Social Value measurement is novel for our organisation and we are happy to announce, that we are at the start of an inspirational journey, to embed social value in our delivery, to achieve
Head to Merseytravel’s website for more information.