It’s vital that we measure the impact we have. It ensures we effectively assess not only the value of our support, but the difference it makes to people’s lives. More than just counting numbers, impact is the long-term contribution we can make to:
We can evidence significant impact across our four specialist service areas – Early Years, Children and Families, Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing and Grants.
Family Action’s most recent impact report looks at how the charity has continued to challenge itself and to innovate to ensure we support the most vulnerable children and families across the country.
Our third impact report focuses on understanding how our services have had a positive effect on the lives of the children, young people and families we support.
The second impact report we commissioned highlights how we use the Theory of Change to demonstrate how our activities contribute to outcomes which, in turn, help us achieve our final goal.
Our 2014 inaugural Impact Report focused on a successful service from each of our areas of work.
Our services are innovative, and by focusing on interventions that improve outcomes in these areas, we can have a positive effect on the lives of services users, on those who commission our services, and on those who create policy and influence change. We conduct in house and external evaluations and all our up-to-date reports can be found here:
Social Prescribing in Secondary Care
Commissioned by Healthy London Partnership, the Social Prescribing in Secondary Care Service supported individuals either in Homerton Hospital, Hackney, or who had been recently discharged, to access community services. A How to Guide has been developed to share learning about how to implement this service.
Health Champions, Peterborough, Swaffham and Sandwell
Funded by the Department of Health, the Health Champions Service is designed to support families where children or young people in the family are diagnosed with, or are suspected of being affected by, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It provides befriending, peer support groups, and help for parents to access other relevant services.
East Midlands Adoption Support Service (EMASS)
Funded by the Department for Education, this is a post-adoption support service available to adoptive families and Special Guardians going through crisis after adoption placement or after a Special Guardianship Order.
Improving Futures: Family Support Services, Haringey and Southend
Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, these services offer holistic support for families with a child up to the age of 10.
Parents, Children and Change Pilot Project in partnership with Family Links
Supporting families in a community setting to recognise, adapt to and cope with life changes through a single, well structured session of family support.
Our Wellfamily Service
Our Perinatal Service
Our Family Star
Our Young Carers Service
Our ESCAPE Allotment Service
Our Building Bridges Service
Our National School Breakfast Programme
Our Small Steps Service