Funding: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Researchers: Peter Watt
Partners: Warwick Business School
Peter Watt and Ian Blair are joint authors of this published investigation of the business case for Linkage Plus. Linkage Plus aims to develop an holistic approach to service delivery for older people through strengthened partnership working.
The research analysed the costs and benefits of a number of linkage plus pilot schemes across England and found that there are benefits to both taxpayers and older people from an holistic approach to service delivery, in which the voluntary and statutory sectors work together to improve access, remove duplication and overlap and share resources. They also found that these benefits can be achieved in a cost-effective manner.
Watt, P. and Blair, I. (2009) The Business Case for LinkAge Plus.