Evaluation

SDS brokerage in rural Scotland

ESSS Outline

SDS brokerage in rural Scotland
Explores the challenges facing local authorities when seeking to implement brokerage models of self directed support in rural Scottish communities.

Supporting Peer Support

Thoughts for people wishing to set up, run or participate in a peer support group

Supporting Peer Support

Report that is drawn from lessons learned during the facilitation of Evaluation Exchange.

Evaluation Exchange was a time-limited peer support network created by Iriss and Evaluation Support Scotland. It aimed to help organisations in the social services sector to learn from and support each other to undertake evaluations of the services and support they provide to individuals in Scotland.

Evaluation Exchange report

Building capacity to self-evaluate

Evaluation Exchange report

Evaluation Exchange was set up by Iriss working in partnership with Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS). We brought together a group of practitioners from social services sector with a real self-evaluation project to undertake. We wanted the participants to assist each other to plan and/or undertake the evaluation and build their capacity to self-evaluate. We were also interested in learning about and sharing 'what works' in peer support for self-evaluation.

Apex Scotland workshops

Improving research use in the third sector

Below are slides from two workshops conducted as part of a project with Apex Scotland to help improve their research use, and develop wider lessons about supporting research use for third sector organisations. Further details of the project can be found here: Improving research use in the third sector.

How action research can help to deliver better services (video)

Creative storyboard

Storyboard

This storyboard (animated video) aims to explain what action research is and how it can help to improve public services. It uses the example of Cedar (Children experiencing domestic abuse recovery) to talk through how action research can be useful and offers some hints and tips for those thinking about undertaking action research themselves.

Understanding Resilience

Resilience and the value of protective factors in planning to support vulnerable children

Woman and child in protective embrace

The objective of this learning object is to understand the concept of 'resilience' and the value of 'protective factors' in planning to support vulnerable children. This resource contains information on risk, research evidence, protective factors and the ecological model as well as resilient children and protective environments.