We enjoy working with clients and their stakeholders at all stages of project development to ensure that research and evaluation processes are embedded in programme design, delivery and future implementation. We encourage partnership working with frontline practitioners to ensure the involvement and well-being of project participants is at the forefront of our work. We collaborate with academic institutions and other specialist partners to maximise the expert knowledge informing each programme of work.
Our research and evaluation is theoretically informed, methodologically rigorous and, above all, cost-effective. We use both traditional and innovative research methods to generate data and findings that focus on nuanced, narrative accounts and participants’ lived experiences. We ensure that interim findings are relayed promptly and that reports are relevant to a wide range of client stakeholders including policy-makers, commissioners, managers, frontline practitioners and programme participants.
We value the need to evaluate both project ‘process’ and ‘impact', acknowledging the two to be integral aspects of successful programme development. Also, we recognise that 'impact' comes in a vast array of different forms and should, therefore, be evidenced in the most meaningful ways for each organisation. The importance of this is reflected in the design and delivery of our work. Our aim is to provide a constructive contribution to the development of projects and services that provide empowering and sustained support for programme participants.