Bracknell Forest Council has a strategic priority to build volunteering and improve community resilience. They are keen to build and support communities that can help themselves through the increased use of volunteers.
They received funding from DCLG through the ‘Delivering Differently in Neighbourhood’ fund to pilot a feasibility project to redesign services to some of the most vulnerable members of the community through establishing a programme of neighbourhood based very early support and intervention
Between September and 2015 March 2016, we provided an independent evaluation of the impact of the project both quantitatively and qualitatively to consider:
Through a mixed method of both qualitative and quantative we examined the effectiveness of attracting and training volunteers as well as the views of key partners and importantly the impact on families on the community.
We provided a Theory of Change workshop and undertook interviews with key staff, partners and families.
Work was completed on time and within budget.