Measuring Impact and Well-being


The think tank New Philanthropy Capital describes this the 'decade of high impact' meaning that measurement of ‘impact' (rather than ‘outputs') is becoming increasingly the norm.

Well UK is committed to evaluating its projects and programmes and seeks to test models and methods for measuring impact, social value and social return on investment.

Two grant funded projects are currently undergoing or completing their evaluation and findings

As a lead UK partner in the SEEING Project (link to page) we identified that the so called 'golden thread' to better cross-sector working between public, private and social enterprise sectors is the social value.

Well UK supported the University of the West of England (UWE) with the evaluation of the 2013 - 2015 South West Well-being programme. The £2.7m BIG Lottery funded programme comprised of two primary strands:

-8 healthy living organisations in the South West delivering around 50 activities towards improved well-being. Infographic
-Living Well Taking Control: 4 health living partners in the South West, West Midlands and North East supporting individuals who are identified as having pre or early diagnosis of diabetes to make lifestyle changes. Infographic

The South West Well-being programme placed great emphasis on evidencing the impacts and effectiveness of the programmes in order that they are readily commissionable by Public Health and Clinical Commissioning Groups. Thus Well UK worked with UWE in the design and implementation of the evaluation including use of the Social Return on Investment methodology.

The detailed and summary reports of the project evaluations are available onthe Westbank Community and Health website

Well UK is registered in England company number 6689447. The registered office is Westbank HLC, Farmhouse Rise, Exminster, Exeter EX6 8AT.

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