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Thematic Learning Programmes

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A Stitch in Time? Launch Report

This is the report for the launch event of ‘A Stitch in Time?’, a programme to demonstrate the Scottish third sector contribution to care for older people. This half-day event, delivered and facilitated by Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) in partnership with the Joint Improvement Team (JIT), took place in Edinburgh ...

Early Years Self Evaluation Collaborative

This report highlights the first stage of a three-stage pilot programme commissioned by Community Food and Health Scotland and led by Evaluation Support Scotland to support six groups to show the impact of their work with parents and children aged 0-5 years. The report outlines why and how the Early ...

ESS Case Study: Explaining the Difference - Learning Link

In partnership with Learning Link Scotland we delivered a project to articulate the difference that adult voluntary learning makes. The project set out the contribution of adult voluntary learning to local (single outcomes agreement) and national (National Performance Framework) outcomes. This case study tells the story of what we did; ...

How to evaluate play - and play organisations

Go Play is a programme run by Inspiring Scotland on behalf of Scottish Government is to grow the play sector in Scotland, offering more chances for children aged 5 to 13 years to participate in free play. ESS and Inspiring Scotland worked and group of funded play charities to explain ...

Participatory Arts Evaluation Approach Project Report

This is the report from a piece of joint work between The Mental Health Foundation in Scotland, Artful and ESS. The project supported six participatory arts organisations to pilot a self evaluation approach, over a 6 month period, during 2006/07. This report charts the policy context and gives examples of ...

Stitch in Time Dissemination Event Report

This is the report for the dissemination event of ‘A Stitch in Time?’, a programme to demonstrate the Scottish third sector contribution to care for older people. This full-day event, delivered and facilitated by Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) in partnership with the Joint Improvement Team (JIT), took place in Edinburgh ...

The Story of Support in the Right Direction

This report tells the story of our thematic programme Support in the Right Direction which ran from 2012 - 2015. The document shows the difference we made and what we learned over the three years working with 42 organisations providing Independent Support.

What works in Independent Support

This report brings together the learning from all the organisations taking part in Support in the Right Direction, a thematic programme to improve understanding about ‘what works’ in Independent Support for Self-directed Support (SDS).