April 2017

Macmillan - Evaluation of the Local Authority Partnerships Programme


Leading national cancer charity - Macmillan Cancer Support - has commissioned SQW and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to evaluate their Local Authority Partnerships (LAP) Programme.

The Programme provides a vision for delivering integrated care and support which builds on the key policies affecting health and social care in the UK. It focuses on developing new models of care and support for people affected by cancer which are personalised, coordinated and promote wellbeing and independence.

SQW and SCIE have been commissioned to undertake a formative evaluation of the LAP Programme, generating context specific insights and learning to inform future roll-out and scalability of the approach. This will involve the design and development of overarching and site specific evaluation frameworks, and providing onsite support and engagement to develop and support local monitoring and evaluation processes. The evaluation will run from January 2017 to December 2019.

The work aims to build capability amongst local stakeholders in undertaking evaluation and monitoring activities, whilst sharing emerging findings with national and programme stakeholders. The evaluation will involve a mixed methods approach, including secondary desk-based analysis as well as primary data collection (including interviews, focus groups and observations). The work will generate both formative learning and a robust baseline for future evaluation.

The plan is to publish two interim reports, a final report and an engaging toolkit, to enable others to learn from the programme and to inform its wider roll-out.

For more information about the programme, please contact Fiona Smith, Macmillan Social Care Projects Manager via fsmith@macmillan.org.uk

For more information about the evaluation, please contact Lauren Roberts, SQW Director, via lroberts@sqw.co.uk or Ewan King, SCIE Director, via ewan.king@scie.org.uk. 

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