Measuring Social Value/Impact Across RSLs in Wales – A Scoping Exercise. An overview of how different Housing Associations and other parties across Wales are involved with the measurement of Social Value/Impact or looking to implement it. https://chcymru.org.uk/uploads/general/Measuring_Social_Value_Report_-_ENG.pdf The Right Stuff – Improving Housing Association Governance in Wales http://www.tpas.cymru/blog/the-right-stuff-improving-housing-association-governance-in-wales
This guide is written for people (primarily social entrepreneurs but it also applies much more widely) who want to maximise their positive impact and want a practical approach to help them do that. The key to this approach is ‘Impact Thinking’ and at its heart this means involving and being accountable to stakeholders, primarily those that you aim to support. It is about collecting data from stakeholders to improve the design of products or services […]
Evaluation has many benefits for you and your project. It highlights your achievements as well as your areas for development, and helps you to progress towards your project outcomes. It gives you useful information to report to current or potential funders, and it helps you to improve the way you run your services. This brief guide will help you think about the benefits of evaluation and how to get started. It also provides links to additional […]
Choosing the correct impact data to collect can often be a confusing hurdle for charities faced with the constraints of limited resources. In September 2015 we hosted an event to try and demystify this topic, and to help attendees understand the best to approach impact data collection. This short briefing summarises advice from the speakers on the day, and draws on the experience of those in attendance. The main themes discussed were: the different types of impact […]
To support those undertaking evaluation, Data Cymru have launched an Evaluation Guide. Developed with support from national partners, the guide serves as an introduction to evaluation and sets out the key steps and factors that need to be considered when planning evaluation. The guide does not try to be the definitive source of information on evaluation. It seeks to cover the key concepts and terminology, including evaluation types, evidence bases and measuring options. It aims to convey […]
Stern. E,. (2015). Impact Evaluation: A Guide for Commissioners and Managers. BOND https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/57a0896de5274a31e000009c/60899_Impact_Evaluation_Guide_0515.pdf An in-depth offering of how to construct relevant evaluations for instances of Co-Production.
The Better Care Fund. (2015). How to… Understand and Measure Impact. https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/bcf-user-guide-04.pdf.pdf A “how to” guide on the design of changing systems and their subsequent measurement for impact achieved.
Does it Work? A guide to evaluating community capacity initiatives This guide has been developed to help you evaluate your project/service and the impact it might be having on “social capital”. It guides you through the things you need to consider before you start, then suggests and describes some appropriate methods depending on why you want to do the evaluation and who it is for. http://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/_library/Resources/BCC/Does_it_work.pdf
This is the Spice evaluation of the impact of co-production across a range of time-credit initiatives in England and Wales: over 1300 people participated during a two-year period. Given that time credits are referenced in the Social Services & Wellbeing Act and in Prudent Healthcare as a key approach to co-produced and citizen-led services, this report couldn’t be more timely. Headline figures are impressive: 65% of participants said that their quality of life had improved; […]
How can local authority commissioners work with the care home sector to ensure older people consistently receive high-quality, relationship-centred care? This report reviews the improvements Essex County Council made to the commissioning of its care home services for older people. It evaluates the implementation and outcomes of the My Home Life Essex programme, introduced to improve the relationship between commissioners and care home providers, and to enable care home managers to focus on providing relationship-centred […]