We shared some key findings from the evaluation, including an rise in mental health and wellbeing, alongside a fall in depression and loneliness. Hubs have told us that awareness of services has increased locally, including GP surgeries knowing about non-medical support, and that the data collected is helping to show the tangible difference hubs are making. Other organisations have also been positive. One person said that: “A small investment has made a big difference.”
The evaluation carries on into 2019, when we crunch all the data to produce a Social Return on Investment evaluation of the project.
You can see the slides from the day here.