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Fulfilling Lives: Supporting people with multiple needs national evaluation

The Big Lottery Fund is investing £112million over in 12 areas of England to improve the lives of people experiences at least two of: homelessness, reoffending, substance misuse and mental ill health. Working in partnership with the University of Sheffield, CFE are carrying out a longitudinal evaluation which seeks to: track the achievements of projects, identify what works, assess the cost-effectiveness of the initiative, and gather and share learning. Our evaluation includes:

  • a common data framework, to ensure data is collected consistently across all projects
  • sourcing and analysing administrative data to assess the impact on use of public services
  • quarterly interactive dashboards so projects and stakeholders can explore the data
  • longitudinal surveys of beneficiaries
  • data collection from six comparison areas that have not received Big Lottery Fund to enable us to attribute impacts to the funding
  • qualitative research with project staff, beneficiaries and stakeholders
  • a comprehensive learning programme, including practice guides, seminars, webinars, communities of practice.

Further information, including outputs, can be found on the evaluation website mcnevaluation.co.uk

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Key project contact

Rachel Moreton

Rachel is an experienced researcher and project manager. She joined the CFE team in 2012 after working as a freelance researcher and as a senior research officer for the Department for Communities and Local Government.

In her role at CFE, Rachel has led a diverse range of projects, many related to tackling disadvantage. This includes our nine-year national evaluation of the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Supporting People with Multiple Needs’ initiative.