Locating advice workers in health centres and allowing them access to individual medical records (with consent) results in positive outcomes for vulnerable people and represents good value for money, finds a new report.
A Social Return on Investment analysis carried out by the Improvement Service in partnership with NHS Lothian, Dundee City Council and Granton Information Centre, examined the effect of co-locating money and welfare rights advisors, with consensual access to medical records, in medical practices. It found that co-location has substantial benefits for patients, practice staff, advisors and funders.
The analysis found that every £1 invested in the service would generate around £39 of social and economic benefits. Other benefits included:
Read the full report.
The Money Advice Outcomes project team, which worked on the report, is holding a webinar on the 8 February 2017 from 2 - 3pm, which will outline the SROI process, as well as the report findings. You can register for the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6193254710392671491