400% social return on investment’ on supporting people in Derby to ‘get a life, not a service’
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 (TLAP),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 Thurrock Council, using the same analysts produced the same outcome.