Sam O’Connor, Home-Start Shepway


“Home-Start Shepway commissioned Steve Allman to carry out an external evaluation of our New Beginnings domestic abuse project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Steve’s communication with the scheme was excellent, as was his relaxed approach to working with staff, families, trustees, volunteers and referrers with ease and confidence. Steve Allman worked efficiently with seamless contact from start to finish.

Steve met and talked to several of our women who had experienced traumatic domestic abuse and they spoke openly and honestly with him as he made them feel comfortable to discuss such sensitive issues. Home-Star Shepway’s reasoning for doing the evaluation was to be able to see clearly from an outside perspective the need for our services and the impact we have on our local community. The outcome of our evaluation can be used to source other funds, as it clearly shows the need within our area.

It was a pleasure to work with Steve Allman, with his professionalism, knowledge of the subject, good understanding of Home-Start and the ethos of our work. A very positive experience!