We have produced a report that evaluates the social value of activities delivered by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group in 2015-16.
We have continued to use the approach to measuring our social value adopted last year:
- We use the HACT Wellbeing Valuation approach to measure the primary benefits of relevant activities on local residents.
- We use data from the New Economy Manchester’s Unit Cost Database http://neweconomymanchester.com/stories/832-unit_cost_database and assessments completed for us by Baker Tilly to measure the secondary benefits of our activities – the wider public benefits and the saving to the public purse.
Further to the 2015 report we have continued to make progress:
- extended the measurement of social impact from five to seven themes of work;
- worked with HACT and other RPs to help develop and embed the HACT model, working towards a consistent and robust approach to measurement;
- reviewed and developed our methodology to reflect increased knowledge and latest thinking on social value, including use of new data published by HACT on health impacts and relieving homelessness; and
- contributed to a range of networks and forums to encourage organisations to adopt social value principles and practices.
Download the summary report and methodology below
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