A Kit of Tools

Tools for participatory research and evaluation for children, young people and adults.

Canterbury Wellbeing Scales

The Canterbury Wellbeing Scales (CWS) were developed to assess subjective wellbeing in people with mild to moderate dementias, family caregivers, and professional caregivers who care for this population. It is suitable for use by people in the community as well as researchers. 

Carers Checklist

This is an outcome measure for people with dementia and their carers.

Case Study: Age Scotland

This case study is about how a series of support sessions with ESS helped Age Scotland set organisational outcomes and create a new evaluation toolkit for the whole organisation.

Case Study: Edinburgh School Uniform Bank (ESUB)

ESS worked with ESUB to help review their evaluation methods. This case study is an example of ESS’s evaluation principles – good evaluation should be about what matters, and fits the way you work.

Case Study: Pain Concern

ESS worked with Pain Concern to help improve their helpline service. This case study is an example of an ESS evaluation principle: good evaluation should fit the way you work.

Case Study: Scottish Ballet

This case study is about two tailored support sessions that ESS facilitated for Scottish Ballet, to support them to set and measure outcomes.

Collecting quantitative data guidance

These guides cover improving data collection practices, as well as information on the Outcome Star for services with limited resources. Please visit: https://www.homeless.org.uk/our-work/resources/show-your-impact/collecting-quantitative-data