In this guest blog, Jon Snow, News Presenter and Chair of the New Horizon Youth Centre, gives his thoughts on BigLF’s Multiple and Complex Needs investment and its potential impact upon those it reaches out to.
I write as someone who has worked one way and another for some four decades in a project that works with vulnerable and homeless young people.
It’s not uncommon for evaluators to be called in at the last minute when a service or project is coming to an end (and running out of money) and being asked to ‘prove that it works’. And preferably by the end of the month please! So you appreciate you’re onto a good thing when you get the chance to work on a large-scale evaluation over an eight year period and you get involved in that work before the service delivery actually starts.