Kath O’Byrne, Home-Start Mid Essex Consortium


“We commissioned Steve Allman to undertake a strategic review of Home-Start Mid Essex, a Home-Start consortium formed by Home-Start Chelmsford, Home-Start Maldon and Home-Start Witham, Braintree and Halstead. We found Steve to be knowledgeable, professional and approachable throughout the whole strategic review process, from planning through to implementation. Steve demonstrated a clear understanding of the objectives of Home-Start and worked with us to design a strategic review process that met the objectives agreed with the Essex Community Foundation, which funded the strategic review.

Steve Allman managed the consultation process effectively and ensured that a wide range of stakeholders were involved. The strategic review process has informed all three Home-Start schemes of our strengths and challenges. Steve has demonstrated a diplomatic, positive and analytical approach throughout, enabling us to benefit from his objective insights into how our Home-Start consortium can work together to improve the service we offer families in mid Essex, both now and in the future.”