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Addressing the challenges for evaluation

This paper written by ESS and NHS Health Scotland is for people with a role in commissioning, funding or evaluating community-led health projects and programmes, in particular those involved in Community Health Partnerships, Community Planning Partnerships, local authorities or Scottish Government programmes.

Carers Checklist

A free downloadable tool that can be used to assess the needs of people with people with dementia and their carers and to evaluate the outcomes of the service being delivered.

Evaluation Participation: A guide and toolkit for health and social care practitioners (2013)

This Guide has been developed by the Scottish Health Council as a tool to support the evaluation of public involvement and participation in health services. It does not set out to be a definitive guide to evaluation, but aims to provide resources, references and tools to help you to develop ...

Guide to Supported Self Evaluation

This guide, produced by the Social Work Inspection Agency, supports social work agencies to self evaluate their work. January 2009

LEAP for Health

LEAP for Health aims to help those who work in community health settings to plan and evaluate their work in partnership with one another and with members of the community they seek to help.

Mental Health Improvement: Evidence and Practice - Guide 1: Evidence Based Practice

The first in a series of Evaluation Guides this guide aims to help colleagues use what they currently know to inform the design and delivery of interventions.

Mental Health Improvement: Evidence and Practice - Guide 2: Measuring Success

This guide aims to help develop indicators to gauge progress and assess the effectiveness of mental health improvement interventions.

Mental Health Improvement: Evidence and Practice - Guide 3: Getting Results

This guide gives an overview of the stages involved in planning and implementing an evaluation, and outlines the key issues for consideration.

Mental Health Improvement: Evidence and Practice - Guide 4: Making an Impact

This guide discusses how to analyse and interpret the results from an evaluation and communicate the findings to key audiences.

Mental health Improvement: evidence and practice Guide 5 Selecting scales to assess

This guide focuses on how to select a validated scale to assess aspects of mental well being.

Short breaks fund Easy Evaluation Toolkit (2016)

The Easy Evaluation Toolkit is designed to help people evaluate their short break or respite care service.

Talking Points - A Personal Outcomes Approach (2012)

An outcomes approach to assessment, planning and reviewing which aims to shift engagement with people who use services away from service-led approaches.

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).