Consultant Mandy Barnett produced an extensive Social Return on Investment study of the Museum’s Work Based Learning Programme back in 2011. Its aim is to demonstrate how the Museum of East Anglian Life’s training programme for long term unemployed people gives them a real chance of getting a job, as well as helping them make new friends and develop hope for the future.
Not only that, the programme provides a boost to families and the community by linking with services that work with some of the most disadvantaged folk in Stowmarket. The study has shown that for every £1 invested in the project £4 worth of social value is created. The report can be downloaded here.