The amount of resources required per case, or ‘unit costs’, matter to everyone, not just accountants, because they tell us a lot about public sector interventions.
|Strategists||We understand risks and success chances in advance|
|Managers||We know the resources we need in the future|
|Accountants||We can turn our information into useful estimates for colleagues|
|Team leaders||We can improve the intervention day to day|
|All||We understand resource needs accurately|
We collect the information required to estimate resources through workshops and interviews with those who run the interventions. We also analyse accountancy records.
In partnership with Dartington Social Research Unit, we have developed a software tool which makes information collection faster and cheaper. Our aim is to support four public sector organisations to understand their resources better by 2018.