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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. Carers were involved in the development of the material.

Evaluation Participation: A guide and tool kit for health and social care practitioners

This Guide has been developed by the Scottish Health Council as a tool for supporting the evaluation of public involvement and participation in health services. It is a partner to the Participation Toolkit and is a stand-alone guide for evaluating participation. It does not set out to be a definitive ...

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 stands for Learning, Evaluation and Planning. There are a number of versions of the LEAP framework. 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 ...

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

This is the first in a series of Evaluation Guides that aim to encourage, support and improve standards in the evaluation of mental health improvement initiatives. This guide aims to help colleagues use what they currently know to inform the design and delivery of interventions. Explores current debates about evidence ...

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. Covers the use of consultation to develop robust, valid and reliable indicators, examines the difference between mental illness indicators and mental health indicators and provides a useful source of indicators.

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

This is the third in a series of Evaluation Guides, which aim to encourage, support and improve standards in the evaluation of mental health improvement initiatives. This guide gives an overview of the stages involved in planning and implementing an evaluation, and outlines the key issues for consideration. It also ...

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

This is the fourth in a series of Evaluation Guides, which aim to encourage, support and improve standards in the evaluation of mental health improvement initiatives. impact. This guide discusses how to analyse and interpret the results from an evaluation and communicate the findings to key audiences. It explores how ...

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

This is the fifth in the series of evaluation guides and focuses on how to select a validated scale to assess aspects of mental well being. In the guide approximately 50 scales are compared and contrasted against key properties and practicalities. Scales are discussed in relation each of the 8 ...

Short breaks fund Easy Evaluation Toolkit

The Easy Evaluation Toolkit is designed to help people evaluate their short break or respite care service. Created in 2013 by Shared Care Scotland, Evaluation Support Scotland and a panel of third sector managers, the toolkit offers a framework, case studies and use-able tools to help you.

Talking Points - A Personal Outcomes Approach

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