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Trading with Social Enterprise

Everything you need to know about how to buy from and do business with social enterprise.

We want to help you to understand how to do business with social enterprises. This section includes case studies and resources which will help you to buy from and contract with social enterprises and embed social value into your procurement processes.

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2013 requires all organisations spending public money to consider the social and environmental value they may be able to acquire as part of the contracts and goods they purchase. Read about how housing organisations are achieving social impact through their purchasing power.

Social enterprises can often deliver innovative services and products and provide employment opportunities for those furthest from the labour market another compelling reason for housing associations and social enterprises to work together. Find out how buying social is creating additional value for communities.

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The creation of a facilities management company to support long-term ambitions to provide houses people can afford to live in

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Centigen FM (Kirsty and Jason)

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Selwood Housing uses procurement to boost social value

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First Ark – A Unique Social Business Model

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