Economic Evaluation of Services
Economic evaluation is increasingly required to demonstrate the value of services to vulnerable families, and to evidence how they are benefiting other partners within a local area. We work with local authorities and their partners to review the cost of support and establish the financial benefits of outcomes achieved – delivering a business case for investment.
Our services range from offering advice and guidance on how to set up a robust economic model, to delivering a full service economic evaluation including designing performance frameworks and supporting clients to set up systems to collate data.
As a starting point to every project, we establish a clear understanding of what you want to know and why, what decisions it will inform, and how robust the evidence base needs to be. From this, we tailor an approach that is proportionate to your needs and ensures we collect only what is required and useful. Our experience in this field means we have an in-depth understanding of the merits and limitations of different approaches, helping you to deploy resources where they make a difference.
Our clients have used economic evaluation (combined with our strategic and subject expertise ) to persuade partners of the importance of continued / new investment in family support services. Furthermore, the evidence has been used to make decisions on specific elements of service redesign, including practitioner case loads and the scope and duration of support.
All cases, effective and useful economic evaluation comes from a clear understanding of what you want to know, what decisions it will inform, and how much effort and resource you want to invest in.
Our team have been responsible for:
- Leading and authoring the National Evaluation of Family and Young Carers Pathfinders for DfE, a key study to inform the family intervention agenda.
- Evaluation of several Troubled Families and Think Family programmes
- Research for Action for Children providing evidence on how effective relationships with parents can lead to improved outcomes for children and young people (this research was widely cited in DCLG’s guide to working with Troubled Families).
- Research, evaluation, training and consultancy support to numerous local authorities on family intervention including West Sussex, Bournemouth, Surrey, Norfolk, East Sussex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Berkshire and Birmingham, Sefton, Islington, Newham and Brent.
- Evaluation of a range of public health initiatives including an evaluation of a brief intervention for alcoholics delivered in an accident and emergency department.
- A range of economic evaluations on effective family intervention including an SROI of the M-PACT programme for Action on Addiction (substance misuse) and a FROI of family intervention programmes for the DfE.
We can work intensively with your teams to collect, collate and input data for families both before and after an intervention, ensuring accuracy and consistency of data. We can analyse and interpret the data collected and provide a written report on the findings. We can support further in developing a business case as required.
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We provided a 2 day MI programme for a range of staff providing them with Motivational Interviewing skills.
We designed a bespoke 3-day TIP & Motivational Interviewing aimed specifically for prison-based family engagement workers, in prison visitor support workers, community-based befrienders/mentors, supervisors and Managers.
We provided a 2-day course on course on Motivational Interviewing for staff working in residential settings across Norfolk.
PACT were looking to update their staff support and supervision practice across the whole organisation with a particular emphasis on Reflective Practice.
What our clients say:
I have really enjoyed this course. It was engaging, purposeful & one of the most enabling courses to reflect & be honest on. You created a safe & open space that made it extremely easy to learn by osmosis from the group as well as the course content. Thank you!
I will put it all into practice and be much more aware of tools provided to assist families and also be much more aware of how I practice.
Torus Foundation have worked with Interface Enterprises to deliver a series of Mental Health Training programmes across Liverpool, Warrington and St Helens. These training sessions have been invaluable for our local communities. The Foundation have received such a great service from Interface Enterprises including developing a completely new Family Resilience Programme. All trainers are extremely knowledgeable, professional yet relatable to the families we are currently working with. A massive thank you to Interface Enterprise as they are extremely helpful and patient with the Foundation when delivering the courses.
We felt that Interface listened to our needs and that of our clients and they translated our vision into a product of high standard and quality. The outcome of the work was achieved, we were able to obtain Interface support even when our contract with them ended and we feel that Interface is an organisation that genuinely cares and desires the best outcome for their clients.
Thank you so much for the super session for senior leaders today on embedding Trauma Informed Practice and for your flexibility. You gave us some great information and sensitively challenged us about the next steps to help us embed this. Really looking forward to future sessions with you.
This qualification has been really useful for me in my professional role and I could see the value in my day to day work. The delivery of the course was great – thorough and at the right pace so as not to be overwhelming. Wendy was very supportive throughout
The standard of the training was outstanding. The trainer had a great way of delivery and it flowed easily. It was never too complicated, and it comforted me into accepting that I did know what I was doing!
The trainer was very professional, timely and efficient – she was clearly experienced and confident.
All workers who attended benefited from the mixture of information giving / role play / & handouts to read and absorb once the training was finished. Following the training staff felt more familiar with the principles and the basics of MI conversations.
We would recommend Interface to other organisations.
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"Tutor made the learning enjoyable and great. Cannot praise her competency and ability enough": "Clare was extremely supportive, and her presentation and delivery was lively and informative - I really enjoyed the course mainly due to her positive attitude and warmth." :"Thank you for providing this excellent and very informative course providing me with the opportunity to reflect on and improve in my practice.":"Clare was an excellent facilitator. She managed to blend enjoyment and seriousness of the course and made everyone comfortable to air their views."