SROI

Measuring value-creation in Social Firms: a do-it-yourself training manual for SROI

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Social Firms UK
2006
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Social Firms UK

Social Firms UK has worked with NEF (New Economics Foundation) to produce a practitioners guide to Social Return on Investment (SROI), using two Social Firms as case studies. This 'Do-It-Yourself' training manual for SROI is easy to follow and makes this topic accessible for practitioners. For Social Firms it is especially relevant as it profiles two established Social Firms (one employing people with mental health problems, the other, learning disabilities) illustrating the value of the information gleaned through the SROI process.

Measuring soft outcomes and distance travelled (simple questionnaire)

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Social Firms UK
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Social Firms UK

This questionnaire was adapted for use by the Social Firm sector by Social Firms UK to help prove the difference being made to people's lives.  It is particularly useful for those providing training or employment/network experience opportunities to disabled people or those with mental health problems.

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SROI Social Firm case studies: MillRace IT and Pack-IT

In 2005 Social Firms UK and NEF worked together to carry out two SROI case studies on Social Firms, with phenomenal results:

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New Economics Foundation
2005

Is work good for your health and well-being?

While we in the Social Firm sector have always believed that working is good for your health and well-being, here we have the evidence! This is a 'review of reviews' and while there are certain provisos attached to this overall conclusion (e.g. depends on the quality of the job etc.), and some statistical/evidential gaps, it gives everybody a good basis on which to move forward. As far as Social Firms UK is concerned, our development of the Values-Based Checklist links strategically to the outcomes of this research review.

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Gordon Waddell and A. Kim Burton
2006

REDF Social impact report

REDF, based in the USA, monitored 900 individuals, 47% of whom had mental health problems.  This report illustrates the value that their 'employment enterprises' bring those individuals.

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REDF
2005

Evidencing health gain within the Social Firm sector

This report is based on the results from a workshop held at the Social Firms UK conference in June 2006.

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2006

Proving the value of Social Firms

This article appeared in the 2008 Social Firms UK annual conference souvenir brochure.  It suggests that for each that employment in Social Firms is sustained at the current level, the annual benefit saving along to the Exchequer is £6.4 million.

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Richard Neville (www.richardneville.org)
2008