Construction Youth Trust: Developing Measures of Social Impact
Bridgeman, Jemma; Murdock, Alex (2014)

This paper reports on the development of Social Return on Investment measures for the Construction Youth Trust. The research is being undertaken as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with London South Bank University (LSBU). The research is focussed on the need, knowledge and expertise in how to measure the SROI within the Trust. The aim is to focus onto ‘value-added’ activities and how to measure the long term impact of activities on people’s lives and which activity mix is the most effective. This is complicated as the Trust engages people from many different social and cultural backgrounds which can be described as disadvantaged. The research has adjusted an existing Construction Youth Trust measurement tool, a Progress Web, used for measuring distance travelled with beneficiaries of the Trust. This paper examines how the measurement tool can be used to both measure intrinsic outcomes and feed into the SROI process.

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