Social and financial inclusion

A large number of the organisations we work with aim to improve the social and financial welfare of specific groups or communities. This sector is growing rapidly, partly due to recent legislative and policy changes.

We have experience in supporting both public and voluntary sector organisations to respond to increased demand for services, implement new programmes and evaluate the impact of their work. We are also currently appointed as a contractor on the Wheatley Group’s Consultancy Services Framework.

Some of our work includes:

  • A local authority – explored options to help housing customers manage their finances; including surveys and interviews with customers, service staff and managers, best practice review and an options appraisal workshop;
  • Wheatley Group – evaluated its Eat Well food poverty and financial inclusion pilot. We compared the impact it had made on customer outcomes, wellbeing and financial gain, and recommended options for the potential continuation and roll-out of the Eat Well approach;
  • Scotcash – feasibility study for to establish the economic, social and business cases for extending provision of its services to include internet and telephone services.