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Evaluation of Women’s Work

Women’s Work is a charity which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged and vulnerable women. They target women who have complex and multiple needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, offending, women exploited through prostitution and those fleeing domestic abuse. CFE was commissioned to evaluate the impact of 4 projects supporting female street workers, female offenders, and families and young people affected by drug and alcohol misuse and to make recommendations for improving monitoring and evaluation processes and procedures. The evaluation included a review of existing outcomes frameworks and was supplemented by qualitative research conducted with service users and key stakeholders. The evaluation report provided robust, independent evidence of impact, alongside recommendations for ongoing data collection, and was identified as a key component in helping the organisation secure substantial funding.

The key finding are available here:


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Key project contact

Sarah Leonardi

Sarah joined CFE in 2007.

With particular expertise in the design, delivery and analysis of surveys including online, computer-assisted and postal approaches, she has also considerable practical experience of mixed-method evaluation methods including qualitative methods and secondary data approaches, and works across the education, wellbeing and economy strands of CFE.

Contact: sarah.leonardi@cfe.org.uk