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- Volunteering England Study into the Value of Volunteering
Europe-wide research using the VIVA method showed returns of between 1. 3 and 13.
- Economic Value of Volunteering
This study, by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, found a social return of between £2 and £8 for every pound spent on volunteers.
- Self Care Journal
SelfCare, the journal for consumer-led health, looks at the value of Expert Patient Programs in the context of SROI and community development.
- Partnership for Older People Projects (POPP) report
This evaluation found that for every extra £1 spent on the POPP services, there was approximately £1. 20 in savings on emergency bed days.
- Two books on participative methods
Bunker, B and Alban, B (1997). Large Group Interventions: Engaging the whole system for rapid change.
- Discovering Community Power: A Guide to Mobilizing Local Assets and Your Organization's Capacity
This guide is a framework for measuring the extent to which projects or organisations connect to assets in the community - whether they be physical assets, assets and skills in local organisations or the skills and knowledge of local people. Some of the questions in the guide may be helpful to you in evaluating you own project and its impact on community capacity.
- Womankind Befriending Service - Bristol
Womankindis a befriending service for women with mental health problems. The befriending service works in partnership with a local community mental health team.
- Ten Big Questions about the Big Society
The Prime Minister says that building the Big Society is the responsibility of every citizen as well as every Government department. NEF (the New Economics Foundation) welcomes the broad vision but recognises that everything depends on how the vision is translated into policy and practice.
- RSA - Delivering a Localist Future
This report from RSA aims to provide practical help and guidance to politicians, policy makers and public service deliverers who are struggling with the challenge of how to rebalance power away from the centre and towards citizens, communities and local places.
- Creating the conditions for co-production within an outcomes approach to commissioning in Camden
By Lucie Stevens, New Economics FoundationNEF (the new economics foundation ) has worked with the London Borough of Camden to develop an Outcomes Based Commissioning Model (OBCM). The OBCM captures the additional value that can be gained by adopting an outcomes-based approach to commissioning.