Our Impact 

Working with Community Action Derby, we have developed quantitative evaluation tools for our two charitable services that demonstrate the impact of our input. These use a variation of the Outcomes Star approach linked to a bespoke spreadsheet enabling us to evaluate progress against each outcome target and produce a variety of statistical analyses. This allows us to demonstrate the direct benefits of our Family Support and Mentoring for Derby children and families.  

Having now completed three cycles of Family Support Service reviews we can evidence positive impact on such outcomes as school attendance and attainment, levels of anti-social behaviour, relationships within the family, healthy lifestyles and engagement with social and other support services.  In their evaluations our service-users report improvements in over 80% of the agreed outcome targets identified in their individual support plans.  This is illustrated by the following example output from the evaluation tool mentioned above.

For our Mentoring Service we can evidence positive impact on such outcomes as school attendance, self-esteem, confidence and reduced social isolation.  In their evaluations our service-users report improvements in over 80% of the agreed outcome targets identified in their individual support plans. This is illustrated by the following example outputs from our bespoke evaluation tool.

Read more about our impact in the stories shared by the families and young people that we work with.