Linkwide OPAP – SROI Method

Linkwide’s Older Persons’ Advice Project is an income maximisation and advice service for older tenant (60+) households. OPAP was first established in 2005 in order to address under claiming of benefits by the elderly people. Delivering the Project has quickly demonstrated a need for this kind of service. The SROI analysis carried out by Linkwide has not only proven the positive impact made by the Project but also resulted in a number of recommendations which will help the organisation improve its service provision.

Introduction and overview

Linkwide’s Older Persons’ Advice Project is an income maximisation and advice service for older tenant (60+) households. OPAP was first established in 2005 in order to address under claiming of benefits by the elderly people. Delivering the Project has quickly demonstrated a need for this kind of service.

Following the stakeholder consultation, the SROI analysis shows a number of positive outcomes, including increased household income, improved quality of life, reduced fuel poverty and reduced demand on NHS services.

The final ration calculated showed that every £1 invested in this activity brings a social return of £27.53.

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