Social Impact Pledge

South Lanarkshire Council

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South Lanarkshire Council pledges to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people.

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment to improve our social impact.                                                                                                       

This Social Impact Pledge was approved by South Lanarkshire Council’s Finance and Corporate Resources Committee at their meeting on 25 April 2018.                                                                                                                                              

1st Commitment

We will provide support for social enterprise to develop and deliver their business plans in a manner that benefits the community.


Geographical location of impact

  • All South Lanarkshire

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2nd Commitment

We will offer care experienced young people the opportunity to explore future career options, including offering work experience tasters and appropriate learning opportunities. An Education link will be maintained with the Council’s Learning and Development and Employability Teams throughout secondary school to ensure a wide range of options are explored

Geographical location of impact

  • All South Lanarkshire

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3rd Commitment

We will run a small pilot for a new social group model for young people with an Autism Spectrum Condition. These are young people who are at risk of social isolation.

Geographical location of impact

  • Social Café is situated in a central location of East Kilbride G75 9AD.

    Café patrons have regularly travelled from the surrounding area of East Kilbride and Hamilton to attend.  A participant has travelled from Carluke.

    There is recognition for the need for similar service in the Clydesdale area also.

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Additional Information

  • South Lanarkshire Council describe the impact their recent Social Impact Pledge has already had in the community in this case study.