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Threading the Needle in Fife

Resources developed from this area of work:

'From the source to the sea - Understanding how befriending can help Fife & Social Care Partnership addess its priorities' - Download your copy here 

The story of Threading the Needle in Fife

Layers of support

Blog: Gathering the threads - Horizontal Learning by Joanna Clark, Fife Voluntary Action

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Theme: Getting ready to gather evidence about the difference befriending makes.

Purpose: To help funded befriending services and their local authority link officers:

Who was involved

Our partners were:

What we achieved:

By the end of Threading the Needle, the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership were in a position to start gathering appropriate evidence in order to learn (and be able to demonstrate) the ways in which a variety of befriending models can contribute to the achievement of the Partnership’s strategic priorities.

More specifically:

What we did

The work involved:

The story in Fife:

"Our ‘Evaluating Outcomes’, ‘Logic Modelling’ and ‘Telling My Story’ training sessions were well received by both befriending staff and council link officers.  A subgroup of services and council staff worked hard to produce the publication: 'From the source to the sea - Understanding how befriending can help Fife Health & Social Care Partnership address its priorities' which is based on the strategic logic model we had developed. 'From the source to the sea' is designed to help Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and the funded services measure and learn about the difference that befriending can make – particularly in relation to Fife’s strategic priorities. The publication was launched at the national Befriending Networks conference on 4 November 2016.  A great deal of interest has been generated – both within the wider world of befriending but also in how our approach could be used to explore the potential impact of other types of interventions.”

Martha Lester-Cribb, ESS Evaluation Support Manager, worked with Fife (pictured left)

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The learning from Threading the Needle has been gathered in the following learning points documents:

We need to talk about data and evidence

We need to build on outcomes

We need to understand where third sector evidence fits

Something to say?

Contact Martha Lester-Cribb