Edge of Care Cost Calculator: Change Project Report

Research reviews and summaries
Published: Dec 2018
Author: Susannah Bowyer, David Gillson, Lisa Holmes, Oli Preston and Helen Trivedi

In 2017 a Research in Practice Change Project, conducted with Partners from 19 local authorities in England, explored the development of a tool for calculating the financial costs of delivering services for young people who are on the ‘edge of care’.

Over the course of the project, local authority participants highlighted the diversity of approaches being taken to support young people deemed to be on the edge of care and informed our thinking on how a cost calculator tool might function effectively across such a variety of service activity. This report aims to capture the learning from the project and make recommendations.

Aimed at: Service, finance and performance managers and those responsible for commissioning services, including Lead Members, councillors and Directors of Children’s Services.

Number of pages: 20