Carers Network: our work in impact assessment

We have undertaken over 40 separate impact assessment execises with small and medium sized charities, including in Blackpool for a residents’ regeneration project, in Peterborough for a refugee support organisation and in Barrow-in-Furness for an infrastructure support organisation, called Cumbria CVS. We believe that evidencing success is a crucial ingredient to ensuring a charity’s on-going viability, whilst also demonstrating impact, value for money and to examine how improvements can be made to project delivery. We always put the charity’s beneficiaries in the heart of any evaluative assignment we are doing. One very recent further example of our impact assessment work and extensive experience is with a carers charity based in central London, and this has centred on assessing the impact of a former carers project which has been funded (twice) by the Lloyds Bank Foundation. The impact assessment has involved one-to-one meetings with delivery staff and partner organisations, case studying, carer interviews and an extensive survey of project beneficiaries. This is the second impact assessment exercise carried out for this medium-sized charity called Carers Network.