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Case Studies - Measuring Social Value / Impact

The Logic Model of the Welfare Fund

Dundee City Council wanted to assess the wider social value of the Welfare Fund, and the way it is delivered. The first step was to develop a robust and informed ‘Logic Model’ that identified the expected outcomes from the procurement of services from the three Welfare Fund providers. Download Full Case Study

Social E-valuator: Measuring Social Impact of Employability Services

Aberdeen City Council piloted the use of the Social E-valuator™ tool to measure the social return on Council investment in two externally provided employability services. Social E-valuator™ is an on-line tool using ten simple steps to measure the social impact of projects and programmes. The Council has now a better insight in the social impact that is created by Pathways to Employment and shmuTRAIN’s Positive Transitions programmes and is now set up to use the method more widely to take account of the social impact of interventions in resource allocation decisions. Download Full Case Study

The Value Game & the Youth Employment Service

Glasgow’s Regeneration Agency (GRA) tested and applied an innovative approach to valuing the outcomes achieved by its Youth Employment Service (YES) to assess the social value created and account for public spending. This is the first time that The Value Game, an interactive visual tool, has been used in Scotland to express the value of outcomes created by a service. GRA is now better equipped to make social value assessments in the future. Download Full Case Study

The SROI from Family Support Services

Falkirk Council has now tested and applied a relatively new approach to identifying and valuing service outcomes – Social Return on Investment (SROI). This is an approach now being examined by a growing number of Local Authorities, and which has provided a range of new insights into the effectiveness, impact, and social value created by the Grangemouth and Bo’ness Family Support Service. Download Full Case Study

The Angus Wellbeing Web

Committed to the principles of outcomes-based planning and accountability, Angus Council has developed the Wellbeing Web; a simple, visual technique for measuring outcomes for children and families, and for understanding the value of services. Download Full Case Study

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