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A Stitch in Time? (Older people)

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Case Study SIT? Pilton Equalities Project

This case study consists of two documents: one explaining the model of provision of Pilton Equalities Project (PEP) services and the other describing the evaluation approach that PEP took. The model explains the activities and outcomes, and the evaluation talks about the evaluation challenges and has tips for evaluating in ...

Case Study SIT? Third Sector Interfaces

This case study about Third Sector Interfaces consists of two documents: the model to explain the activities and outcomes, and the other describing the evaluation approach taken by Midlothian Voluntary Action, the Third Sector Interface in Midlothian.

Case study: A Stitch in Time? Involvement in a learning programme

Being Involved in A Stitch in Time? programme  Theodora Hidalgo, Pilton Equalities Project tells her story about her involvement in one of the learning sets for our learning programme A Stitch in Time? She talks about what her organisation got out of being part of the programme, and how she ...

Report - 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 ...

SIT? "Better than Pills" Evidence of the benefits of volunteering

This report produced by Edinburgh Volunteer Centre examines assumptions around volunteering.

SIT? "It's good to go places" - Literature review of community transport

This literature review around transport for older people looks at key pieces of literature to identify if the formal, research based evidence supports our community transport situation tree and logic model of provision of services.

SIT? "No place for fatalism"

This report looks at the ways in which the third sector in Scotland contributes to improving older people’s experiences of declining health, death and bereavement.

SIT? A model to explain the third sector contribution to Reshaping Care for Older People

This model has been developed to explain the third sector's contribution to Reshaping Care for Older People.

SIT? Carer organisations case study

The Stitch in Time? programme team worked with a range of carers organisations in Scotland to develop a model to identify their role in supporting organisations who care for people of diverse ages.

SIT? Changeworks case study on energy advice

The Stitch in Time? programme team worked with Changeworks to develop a model that explained what they did and how they made a difference, and ways of evaluating the activities and outcomes from a project offering advice to older people and energy use and fuel bills.

SIT? Commissioner case study: A common approach to evaluating and reporting

The Stitch in Time? programme team worked with Community Connecting, an innovative project providing support for older people to reconnect or make new connections in their community,and their funder, City of Edinburgh Council, to agree a meaningful and proportionate approach to evaluation and reporting.

SIT? Commissioner case study: Working together in Midlothian

The Stitch in Time? programme team worked with Midlothian Council to show how they worked with older people services funded through the Change Fund to set and report on outcomes. This case study also provides learning about how to work together to achieve outcomes.

SIT? Community Connecting case study: Supporting older people to make connections in their community

The Stitch in Time? programme team worked with Community Connecting, an innovative project providing support for older people to reconnect or make new connections in their community, to develop a common way of assessing outcomes for older people.

SIT? Community Connecting Shared Evaluation Tool

This tool was developed by the Pilmeny Development Project, Health in Mind, Places for People and Edinburgh Volunteer Centre with the assistance of ESS to set outcomes and collect baseline and impact measures. The tool has helped organisations evaluate the impact of the Community Connecting project.

SIT? Community Transport Case Study

In this case study for commissioners, funders, and third sector organisations, the focus is on the outcomes that come from community transport. The Stitch in Time programme team worked with Edinburgh Community Transport Operators Group (ECTOG) to develop a model that explained what they did and how they made a ...

SIT? Dementia-friendly communities Edinburgh City Initiatives 2014 - 2015

Dementia-friendly communities together with high quality care services and a variety of supportive care settings play a part in helping people to live well with dementia. This report reviews the work that has taken place in Edinburgh to create dementia friendly communities.

SIT? Edinburgh Leisure case study on physical exercise

The Stitch in Time? programme team worked with Edinburgh Leisure to develop a model that explained what they did and how they made a difference, and ways of evaluating a specialised intervention to engage participants who are rehabilitating from a fall or experiencing poor balance.

SIT? Evidence review on how third sector carer organisations support unpaid carers achieve their personal outcomes

The literature review explores the evidence around carers outcomes and the impact of the caring role. This is far from a comprehensive review of the formal research evidence. Rather, examples have been selected to evidence short, medium and longer-term outcomes for carers, as outlined in the logic model for the ...

SIT? Evidence review on how third sector supports older people with degenerative neurological conditions in Lothian

This report produced by the Neurological Alliance of Scotland (NAoS) presents collective evidence on how the third sector supports older people and their families who are affected by a degenerative neurological illness in Lothian.

SIT? Focus on third sector interventions that allow older people to stay positive and in control

In this document we focus on outcomes around allowing older people and carers to stay positive and in control.

SIT? Focus on third sector interventions that enable older people and carers to keep or to be more socially connected

In this document we focus on outcomes around enabling older people and carers to keep or be more socially connected.

SIT? Focus on third sector interventions that ensure healthy and active ageing

In this document we focus on outcomes around older people maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.

SIT? Focus on third sector interventions that make the physical and social environment more age friendly

In the Stitch in Time? model we identified six key sets of outcomes for older people and carers. In this document we focus on outcomes around making the physical and social environment age friendly. This includes the story of how Ann benefitted from the services of Pilton Equalities Project.

SIT? Focus on third sector interventions that make the system work better for older people

In this document we focus on outcomes around making the system work better for older people.

SIT? Focus on third sector interventions to enable older people to keep or to be more financially and materially secure

This document focuses on outcomes around enabling older people to be be financially and materially secure.

SIT? Getting There - Older people telling their stories of the role of community transport in their lives

Community Transport Association has produced this report which explains what older people value about community transport.

SIT? Indicator Bank for third sector outcomes for older people

The Indicator Bank has a range of indicators for each outcome on the logic model. It is written to inform and inspire practitioners to either use the example indicators or think about indicators that are most appropriate for the project or service they are working on.

SIT? Informal Community Action and Reshaping Care for Older people: Case Studies

This document outlines a research examining the role of the informal community sector in supporting the Reshaping Care for Older people.

SIT? Learning from A Stitch in Time? A commissioning guide

This commissioning guide uses the learning from the Stitch in Time? programme. It shows the third sector’s role in ensuring health and wellbeing, how to commission outcomes, and use evidence from third sector organisations. In addition, there are tips to support projects with self-evaluation.

SIT? LGBT Age case study on LGBT services

The Stitch in Time? programme team worked with LGBT Age to develop a model that explained what they did and how they made a difference, and ways of evaluating the activities of a project aimed at improving health and social care services for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ...

SIT? Mapping exercises for Midlothian, East Lothian and Edinburgh

A Stitch in Time? commissioned mapping exercises of older people's informal services in East Lothian, Midlothian and Edinburgh. Three separate reports were produced by Volunteer Development East Lothian (now known as STRiVE), Midlothian Voluntary Action and Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC).

SIT? Older people Eat Well

This desk review identifies research evidence about older people and nutrition from the last 10 years.

SIT? Optima case study on day care centres

The Stitch in Time? programme team worked with Optima to develop a model that explained what they did, how they made a difference and ways of evaluating day care services.

SIT? The benefits of befriending

This study, 'The benefits of befriending' was undertaken by Befriending Networks to explore perceptions of change in mental wellbeing among older clients of befriending (and related) projects following receipt of befriending support, using a 14 item scale based on the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS).

SIT? The same, yet different

A review of the evidence of the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and access to Health and Social Care Services.

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 ...