Everything we do at ACORN has a value, whether that is to the service user, their family and friends, their community, or society in general. By generating Social Profit (rather than financial profit), we ensure that the benefit of the work we do not only benefits our clients’ wellbeing, but also has a much wider impact on their families, communities, and society.

To try and understand the value of these outcomes, we have developed a tool to measure Social Value and Cost Benefit Analysis with a social value consultancy.

OUR SUCCESSOur Success

On average, 85% of our clients remain abstinent for six months, and 75% remain abstinent for one year or longer. In 2014/15, 1078 clients remained abstinent for a year or more whilst in treatment. ACORN created a total of £10,533,767 efficiency savings within the NHS and the Police in 2014/15. It cost £3,500,000 for ACORN to provide its services in 2014/15, which means that, for every £1 spent on delivering ACORN’s services, there is a total of £3.01 savings to public services.

SOCIALVALUESocial value analysis

In 2014/15, 1078 service users successfully completed a community or residential rehabilitation programme. Results: ACORN created a total of £13,284,028 of Social Value in terms of improving the wellbeing of service users. It cost £3,500,000 for ACORN to provide its services in 2014/15, which means that, for every £1 spent on delivering ACORN’s services, there is a total of £3.80 of Social Value created.