An Evaluation Framework for “Foundations for Living”
Supporting Disabled People to Live Independently in the Community
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RAND Europe has created an evaluation framework for the Papworth Trust’s new independent living project, “Foundations for Living” (FfL), and from this developed performance measures to support learning and accountability. FfL aims to create independent living opportunities through individual accessible flats in a town centre location in Huntingdon. These are built in association with flats on sale to the general public, with the aim of creating an inclusive community. They are also co-located with a community learning centre, designed to offer learning opportunities for both disabled people and the wider community. Based within the community learning centre there will be a dedicated community outreach team, providing housing and day support services to disabled people in Huntingdon.
RAND Europe has provided a study that:
- Creates logic models of the FfL project as a whole and of individual streams (such as housing, community learning centre, community outreach and “back at the ranch” issues) on which to base the evaluation framework.
- Validates those models using a series of interviews, focus groups and workshops with Papworth Trust clients, managers, staff and external partners.
- Creates a series of performance indicators and measures that fit with the logic models of FfL.
- Will provide both learning and accountability for FfL, allowing the Trust to provide better services for their clients.
This study was undertaken for the Papworth Trust, a Cambridge-based disability charity providing supported housing, progression services, employment, and day support.
Table of Contents
Policy and Research Background of FfL
Evaluation framework and performance indicators for FfL
FfL - The story so far
Glossary of terms
List of interviewees
Research conducted by
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