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  1. Feb 19

    We need to work together to encourage commissioners to use social value creatively

    The Social Value Act has had been hailed as having a positive effect, encouraging a more holistic approach to commissioning good value, quality services. Since the legislation was brought in two years ago it has encouraged some commissioners to think of highly innovative ways to secure value through procurement and, where used, it has led to significant cost savings and the delivery of better services.

    Local by default, Policy
  2. Feb 6

    Payment by Results: Learning from our experience

    Liam Crosby of Community Links on their experiences of working with Payment by Results contracts - and the three things that need fixing with the system.

    Local by default, Policy
  3. Jan 29

    Hard Edges: a view from the ground

    Time and time again our staff become frustrated as we see individuals with real needs being passed from organisation to organisation without receiving any significant service

  4. Jan 8

    Get fit and give back

    Join a community-enterprise owned gym and you can keep fit and give back to your local community at the same time. See our list of top class gyms, pools and sports facilities run by Locality members

    Assets, Enterprise
  5. Dec 15

    Learning from local – we need a new economic model

    Just back from representing Locality at the inaugural meeting of the Global Social Economic Forum (GSEF) meeting...

    Enterprise, Innovation, Social action
  6. Dec 11

    How we have helped Saffron Lane Neighbourhood Council

    In my first few months as CEO at Locality, I visited members across the country to...

  7. Dec 10

    Guide to blogging

    Want to write a blog, but not sure where to start? Our new toolkit on blogging is for community organisations and anyone who wants to have a go at writing a blog.

    Innovation
  8. Dec 4

    10 great community pubs for Christmas dinner

    We've picked 10 cosy community-owned pubs around England where you can enjoy Christmas dinner this December

  9. Dec 3

    Autumn Statement was a missed opportunity

    George Osborne has totally missed the point with his populist announcements for more cash for things...

  10. Dec 3

    The library of the future

    Back in 2013, we supported associate members The Creative Coop and its partners to prototype a community-led library...

    Enterprise, Innovation