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 families, volunteers and local partners, who all shared their experiences of how Home-Start Exeter & East Devon has impacted on local families. Jan Campbell Young, Chair of Home-Start Exeter and East Devon, shares her experience of working with Steve Allman:
“As Chair, I find working with Steve Allman stimulating and interesting as he presents us with ideas and approaches to issues we’re facing and gives feedback in a very constructive manner. After our first external evaluation, we implemented Steve’s recommendations and saw an improvement in our volunteer satisfaction.
I also valued his comments on the functioning of Home-Start Exeter and East Devon’s board, which we have also addressed. Steve is very familiar with the challenges charities face and provides a professional and personable approach to his work with clients.”