Gateshead Older People’s Assembly supports the wellness and wellbeing of people aged 50+ who live in Gateshead.
The impact that the organisation has on the lives of its beneficiaries is massive but it can often be difficult to measure - this can cause problems for the Assembly’s staff team when they are reporting on grants they have received or when applying for the grants required to undertake activities.
The Assembly used a grant from The Big Lottery to commission an external consultancy firm to undertake an independent and objective report of the social and financial benefit of our activities. The consultants worked with stakeholders of the Assembly and accessed national statistics and costs to work out how much people’s lives are improved and how much money is saved from the public purse. The final report was published in December 2017 and the results are amazing. Here are some of the headline figures:
Click below to read a copy of the report