LinkAge Bristol

LinkAge Bristol
Social Care Institute for Excellence Social Care Institute for Excellence, London. 2012

Project ID (Internal) 187
Project Status completed
Full Reference (text) Social Care Institute for Excellence (2012) LinkAge Bristol. Social Care Institute for Excellence. [The website can be accessed here]
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Summary / Abstract

An independent evaluation of LinkAge by the University of the West of England concluded that: LinkAge meets the agendas established by the Marmot Review–Fair Society Healthy Lives. Its outreach work draws people in that may feel isolated in their community. Through activities LinkAge helps people feel more socially connected, improves wellbeing and happiness (on the ONS Happiness Index) and increases physical activity.

In 2012 a Social Return on Investment Calculation was completed on the Whitehall and St. George LinkAge hub and found that for every £1 invested there was a SROI of at least £1.20. LinkAge believes this represents a substantial underestimate as, since 2012, the organisation has increased its public profile, expanded its referral network and is now drawing in more lonely
and isolated individuals – supporting them with befriending and through the ACE project.

Publication Title LinkAge Bristol
Author(s) Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication Details Social Care Institute for Excellence, London.
Publication Year / End of Project 2012
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