Sharon Lewis, Executive Manager at Home-Start Thanet, talks about the charity's Big Lottery Fund project and how she hopes our external evaluation will help the charity reach more families.
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Home-Start Norfolk commissioned Steve to undertake our biggest Home-Start evaluation to date, which engaged over 400 families, volunteers and referrers from all parts of Norfolk.
Steve worked alongside staff and trustees from Norfolk Family Mediation Service for an afternoon to explore evaluation tools and techniques, determine the extent of their impact on local families and develop a bespoke evaluation framework.
We're thrilled to hear that another of our charity clients, Home-Start East Suffolk, has received some good news from the Big Lottery Fund this week. The Martlesham-based charity is set to receive a grant of £441,217, which will...
We're thrilled to hear from another charity client, Thanet Volunteer Bureau, that their recent Big Lottery Fund bid has been successful. We were commissioned by the charity last year to evaluate their previous Big Lottery Fund project, Thanet...
We're thrilled to hear our clients Home-Start Bristol have been awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant to support local families with young children.
Home-Start North West Kent commissioned Steve Allman to undertake an external evaluation of their five-year Big Lottery Fund project. The project had helped local families to improve their quality of life by reducing isolation, improving participation in the local community...
Home-Start Kernow selected Steve Allman to evaluate their Big Lottery Fund project following an invitation to tender. The charity supports families across Cornwall to give children the best start in life and was awarded a Big Lottery Fund...
How do you measure social impact? That was the question posed to Steve Allman by NatWest bank, which recently wrote about measuring social impact on Content Live, an initiative which shares expert insights which enable people to make...
Our evaluation client, Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE), is celebrating a £350,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
We followed the Norfolk Deaf Association's mobile clinic around Norfolk to speak with people using the Hearing Support Service as part of our evaluation of the project, which is funded by Big Lottery Fund.
Home-Start Exeter & East Devon has commissioned Steve Allman to evaluate their Big Lottery Fund project twice; firstly in 2014 (Year 3) and most recently in March 2016 (Year 5). On both occasions, our external evaluation engaged a number of...
Home-Start Kennet, one of our charity clients, has been in touch to share some good news; the charity has been awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant of £375,411! We supported Home-Start Kennet last year by providing a critique...
Steve spent time talking to older people about the impact of loneliness and isolation as part of our evaluation of an innovative Big Lottery Fund project delivered by Thanet Volunteer Bureau. We were thrilled when the project received further Big Lottery Fund support in 2017.
The Magdalene Group commissioned Steve Allman to evaluate its Big Lottery Fund project which supports women sex workers and children at risk of sexual exploitation. The Rose Project empowers young female sex workers to improve their emotional well being and...
Home-Start Torridge & North Devon commissioned Steve Allman to write an external evaluation of their Big Lottery Fund project, Bridging The Gap. Home-Start Torridge & North Devon recruits and trains local parents who volunteer to support other parents at home,...
Tackling Discrimination in the East is a Big Lottery Fund project by Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality to support people facing prejudice and discrimination. Tackling Discrimination in the East provides free legal advice and raises awareness of legal...
Home-Start North Somerset commissioned Steve Allman to write an external evaluation of their Big Lottery Fund project which supports local parents to develop skills and confidence. Based in Weston-Super-Mare, Home-Start North Somerset recruits and trains local volunteers who support families...
We were thrilled to hear from one of our recent evaluation clients, Home-Start Shepway, that they have been awarded a £499,999 Big Lottery Fund grant to continue New Beginnings, a specialist project supporting families affected by domestic abuse in...
Home-Start Bristol very kindly invited me to their Regional Cluster Meeting yesterday to share my top tips for evaluation with Home-Start schemes from across the South West. This follows on from my work with Home-Start Bristol last year,...
Home-Start Shepway commissioned Steve Allman to write an external evaluation of their Big Lottery Fund project which supports women experiencing domestic abuse. We interviewed a number of women at home and at Home-Start Shepway's office in Folkestone to hear about...
The Dystonia Society provides support, advocacy and information for anyone affected by dystonia, a neurological condition which affects at least 70,000 people in the UK. Dystonia affects at least 70,000 people in the UK. It’s the term used to...
Home Start South & West Devon (formerly Home-Start South Hams, Plymouth and Tavistock) commissioned Steve Allman to undertake a summary evaluation of their charity, which was formed by the merger of two Home-Start schemes and provides support to families...
Home-Start East Suffolk (formerly Home-Start Suffolk Coastal) has commissioned Steve Allman to undertook a number of assignments, both as an independent scheme and also as part of the Home-Start Suffolk Consortium: Income Generation Workshop | February 2015 Steve was commissioned by...
The impact report written by Steve Allman for Momentum (Norfolk) combined a large scale research project which engaged over 120 member organisations and key partners to gain their views on the impact of Momentum, the membership body for community...
"Impactful Infrastructure or Simply LIP Service?" is a research project and impact report exploring the impact of voluntary sector infrastructure support in Suffolk; undertaken by Steve Allman on behalf of Suffolk Local Infrastructure Partners (LIPs). Based upon findings from research...