Towards a Business Case for LinkAge Plus
Working Paper No. 42
By Peter Watt and Ian Blair, with Howard Davis and Katrina Ritters
Towards a Business Case for LinkAge Plus is the first report in an evaluation which aims to build an evidence base that supports the economic , as well as the social case for fully joined up /holistic services for older people. Through various initiatives local authorities and their partners in health and in the voluntary and community sector have sought to improve knowledge of and access to a wide range of services. This early report suggests that investing now to improve the quality of life and independence of older people can save health and social care costs in the long term. It is published alongside a presentation of interim findings from the evaluation which presents the views of key stakeholders interviewed in the first stage of field work on the development of LinkAge Plus in their area.