In order to help the A Better Start programme understand the cost of interventions and their potential future cost-savings for public services, the London School of Economics (LSE) began the 'Preventonomics' initiative. You can sees an early summary of the aims of the Preventonomics initiative here.
A Preventonomics Unit Cost Calculator was developed to for estimating the cost of services, even where they are more complex interventions. It is part of a more detailed Preventonomics Toolkit. The programme team hope that this toolkit will help clarify the rationale for delivering preventative services to A Better Start families at all levels of complexity.
A Better Start is delivering preventative services in three outcome areas to parents and children aged 0-3 years across five funded partnerships in England.