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Local Evaluation for Ageing Better in Birmingham

Birmingham Voluntary Services Council (BVSC) is one of 15 projects across England to receive funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Ageing Better programme. BVSC has been awarded £6million over six years to reduce and prevent isolation among the over 50s. Ageing Better in Birmingham takes a community development approach, seeking to harness the power of active citizenship.

CFE Research are excited to be undertaking the local evaluation of this innovative programme. Our evaluation will include ethnographic observation of activities, longitudinal qualitative research with a cohort of participants, interviews with staff and volunteers and analysis of survey data.

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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.