Evaluation of the Macmillan Local Authority Partnership Programme

Client: Macmillan Cancer Support

The Macmillan Local Authority Partnerships (LAP) 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.

In early 2017, Macmillan Cancer Support commissioned SQW and the Social Care Institure for Excellence (SCIE) 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 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.