Analyzing the Social Return on Investment of young adults with DSM

What is the social return of investment (SROI) of integrated treatment and guidance for young adults with a DSM-diagnosis?

Young adults with a DSM-diagnosis often experience trouble in their quest of independence. Today’s healthcare system, with segregated psychological treatment and individual guidance, often results in these young adults falling between two stools. The Locus Programme is a unique treatment which combines treatment and guidance for young adults. Kwintes approached Sinzer to gain insight in the effectiveness of their approach and to what extent it leads to benefits for society as a whole.

Social Cost Benefit Analysis of the Locus Programme

We came to our solution through close collaboration with professionals within Kwintes. Based on their observations and expectations, and the expertise of our own consultants, we made a prognosis of the costs and benefits to society for each participant of the Locus Programme. Our analysis showed significant cost-reductions for both municipalities and healthcare-insurance companies.

Communication with partners and Positive Health effects

Our research is currently used to communicate the effectiveness and social benefits of the Locus Programme to financiers and other collaborating partners, both in government and the healthcare system. Furthermore, our research showed the expected Positive Health effects for the Locus participants and their social support system.


Impact Assessment
Social Business Case
Data Analytics

Tools & Methods

Social Cost Benefit Analysis
Social Return on Investment (SROI)

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