The Cost of Late vs. Early Intervention

Late intervention spend by area of government


Social Impact Bonds and Early Intervention

This report is a step-by-step guide to the use of social investment, Social Impact Bonds in particular, in relation to early intervention.

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The promise of early intervention is that not only does it mean providing effective, timely support to those at risk to prevent poor later life outcomes and the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage, but it delivers savings to both local and national agencies at a time of increasing budgetary pressures.

This stream of our work is dedicated to calculating the fiscal costs of intervening too late, including costs of unemployment, social care, acute medical care and the criminal justice system, as well as highlighting and promoting the economic benefits of investing in early intervention services.


Making an Early Intervention Business Case: Checklist and recommendations for cost-benefit analysis

This is intended to help commissioners develop a robust and convincing case for investment in early intervention in their local area.

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