Meaningful evaluation is not only about assessing activity against any intended project outcomes but also about honest reflections that help understand the human experience within it. That is exploring how people engage, or not with activities, the impact it has, and ultimately what helps or hinders success. From this opportunities for learning and change arise that can help organisations refine and develop their approaches in practical and positive ways.
Below are some examples of my recent project evaluation work.
Disability Equality North West – Developing from the Negatives (DfN), first year evaluation report, February 2016. This evaluation explored the first year activities and progress of the DfN disability hate crime project funded by the BIG lottery fund. The evaluation specifically explored the achievements, challenges, learning and implications of these for the next steps of the project. Click here to view the final report – DfN BIG evaluation 2016.
Darlington Association on Disability – Stronger Voices Stronger Support (SVSS), final evaluation report, March 2015. This report presents the final independent evaluation of the SVSS project based at Darlington Association on Disability and explores the key outcomes and action learning points relating to the peer support model of delivery. Click here to view the final report – 413-DAD-Stronger-Voices-report2.
WinVisible – Organisational Strengths Review, December 2016. This piece of work included an organisational strength review for WinVisible as part of their Building Capacities grant awarded in 2016. The review included discussions with key staff, a review of organisational materials and a facilitated session with a number of colleagues engaged with WinVisible. The review focused policy and practice relating to data, monitoring and evaluation and information, communication and design.