Supporting people in Derby

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Active & Supportive Communities, Information & Advice | 0 comments

Supporting people in Derby to ‘get a life, not a service’ and providing 400% ‘social return on investment’

Derby City Council are supporting residents to be less reliant on traditional services and looking at providing community-based solutions to their problems.  The council has found that Local Area Coordination (LAC) means that £4 of social value is created for every £1 invested.

A Social Return on Investment analysis, commissioned by Think Local Act Personal, was undertaken to measure the impact of LAC across Derby City Council and show the social value to residents as well as the cost benefits for further expansion to 17 council wards.  An earlier report commissioned by Thurock Council, using the same analysts produced the same outcome.

Lynda Tarpey, Director of Think Local Act Personal, said “This evaluation supports a growing evidence base and compelling narrative that urges the mainstreaming of a community and person centred approach to health and wellbeing….”  Please click on below links for more information:

Full news story on the reports and findings

Social Value of Local Area Coordination in Derby reports

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