An interim evaluation of the Sahara Project

Rogers, MM ORCID: 2017, An interim evaluation of the Sahara Project , Project Report, University of Salford.

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The University of Salford has been commissioned by Manchester Women’s Aid to conduct an interim evaluation following the first two years of the Sahara Project from 1 November 2014 to 1 November 2016. This will provide Manchester Women’s Aid with the opportunity to evaluate and plan for service provision beyond the end point of the three-year funding. This evaluation will also enable Manchester Women’s Aid (MWA) to demonstrate accountability to the Big Lottery providing an evidence-base to be used in future tendering processes. The following questions were addressed by the evaluation: An interim evaluation of the Sahara Project 3 • To what extent has the Sahara Project met its intended outcomes? • How effective is the current model (consisting of casework and groupwork) in terms of outcomes from the perspective of stakeholders including: service users; and service providers who refer to the Sahara Project? • What would have happened were service users not able to access the service? Would there have been implications, such as cost or limited alternative service provision? • What impact has the service had on the lives of BME women and children living with or fleeing DVA in the city of Manchester? The BAMER category captures a wide range of backgrounds and ethnicities and in addition to the evaluation of existing service provision, MWA has a particular interest in gaining better insight into those groups of women and children from the BAMER umbrella for whom there are more barriers to accessing their services. As a result, a targeted consultation exercise supplemented this evaluation with feedback gained from members of a group identified as harder-to-reach than others in the BAMER category; the Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) community.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: University of Salford
Funders: Manchester Women's Aid
Depositing User: MM Rogers
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 09:01
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 18:20

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