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The use of values contained in the UK Social Value Bank, including the headline figures provided for illustration within the Guide and the values used or accessed via the Value Calculator, is covered by licensing conditions.

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The values in the Social Value Bank are based on work presented in the following publications: Trotter et al, March 2014; Trotter et al, May 2015; Fujiwara and Vine, September 2015. Vine et al, January 2017. Fujiware et al, September 2017. Trotter et al, September 2017. 

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If you reproduce the values under the terms of the Creative Commons license, please attribute the work as follows:


Lizzie Trotter, Jim Vine, Matt Leach, Daniel Fujiwara (March 2014). Measuring the Social Impact of Community Investment: A Guide to using the Wellbeing Valuation Approach. HACT. London.

Lizzie Trotter, Jim Vine, Daniel Fujiwara (May 2015). The health impacts of housing associations' community investment activities. HACT. London.

Daniel Fujiwara, Jim Vine (September 2015). The Wellbeing Value of Tackling Homelessness. HACT. London.

Jim Vine, Mary-Kathryn Rallings Adams, Christina Knudsen, Ricky Lawton, Daniel Fujiwara (January 2017). Valuing Housing and Local Environment Improvements using the Wellbeing Valuation Method and the English Housing Survey. HACT. London.

Daniel Fujiwara, Kieran Keohane, Vicky Clayton, Ulrike Hotopp (September 2017). Mental Health and Life Satisfaction: The Relationship between the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS) and Life Satisfaction. HACT. London.

Lizzie Trotter, Mary-Kathryn Rallings Adams, Daniel Fujiwara, Kieran Keohane, Vicky Clayton (September 2017). Valuing improvements in mental health: Applying the wellbeing valuation method to WEMWBS. HACT. London.


Social Value Bank Data

This analysis was conducted using the British Household Panel Survey, Understanding Society and the Crime Survey for England and Wales under licence by the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS). Responsibility for the analysis and interpretation of these data is solely that of the author.


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