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Shared lives social impact bond feasibility study

Author(s): Tveteras, Jan

Date: 2016

Persistent ID: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/17289

Origin: Repositório Institucional da UNL

Subject(s): Loneliness and isolation; Shared Lives; Social impact bond; Feasibility study; Domínio/Área Científica::Ciências Sociais::Economia e Gestão; Domínio/Área Científica::Ciências Sociais::Economia e Gestão; Domínio/Área Científica::Ciências Sociais::Economia e Gestão


Description

Loneliness and isolation among the elderly is an enormous problem in Portugal. Interventions to tackle loneliness worldwide have had limited success, and new approaches are needed. Shared Lives is an adult foster placement service in the UK that shows significant promise in tackling both loneliness, isolation and other societal challenges linked with ageing. This feasibility study suggests that replicating a Shared Lives service in Portugal, using a Social Impact Bond (SIB), is viable and likely to create both social and financial value for all stakeholders involved. This study provides recommendations for how a Shared Lives SIB could be designed and implemented.

Document Type Master thesis
Language English
Advisor(s) Miguel, António
Contributor(s) Tveteras, Jan
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