The webinar will share how a Social Return on Investment (SROI) evaluation of the Making Connections Walsall (MCW) Programme has helped to inform its future development and evidence its impact.
This is the first in our series of virtual webinars which will focus on the impact of our evaluations for our clients, in a range of settings.
MCW was set up by Walsall Council in 2017 to address loneliness and social isolation amongst older residents, and is a social prescribing programme. Our evaluation focused on the effectiveness and social impact of the programme using SROI as an evaluation tool. Forecast SROI is a framework for measuring and taking account of the social, environmental and economic costs and benefits of an intervention, and predicting how much social value will be created if activities meet their intended outcomes.
During the event, Walsall Council will provide an overview of the achievements and journey of MCW, including the central role that it has played during the local Covid-19 response. The future plan for MCW is to continue to contribute to building community resilience.
We will share how a SROI methodology was used to deliver an impactful evaluation of MCW, as well as highlighting learning points for evaluations of similar programmes.
If you are a provider or commissioner of services focused on older people, mental health, wellbeing, isolation and loneliness, or you are interested in social prescribing approaches, SROI evaluation methodologies or the evaluation of community-based interventions more generally, please sign up for this free virtual webinar today. You can do so here.