Julie Parsons, Home-Start North Somerset

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“Home-Start North Somerset commissioned Steve Allman to undertake an external evaluation of our Big Lottery Fund project. We soon saw why Steve came highly recommended from other Home-Start schemes; we felt very reassured by his contact with families, volunteers and referrers.

Steve made the evaluation process easy and straight forward for us and was always on hand if we had any queries. He also came to Home-Start North Somerset’s 10th anniversary and AGM to deliver a presentation, which was over and above our expectations.

The final report is extremely useful in evidencing the impact of our Big Lottery Fund project and highlighting the way forward for our charity. We’ve also been surprised by the additional value we gained from the evaluation along the way; Steve has given us some very useful advice on how we structure future Big Lottery Fund bids and explain the impact of Home-Start on families.”