Learning from our services
In order to remain active and engaged in policy development and the community, we strive to be learning from our services, projects and those that engage with the centre. The centre utilises different tools, outlined below, to maintain a constant flow of earnest evaluations and dialogue that enables us to learn, improve and stay engaged.
We welcome reflections and feedback from others. Please contact Dan Hopewell, Director of Knowledge & Innovation firstname.lastname@example.org.
Six principles of evaluation
What we have come to should not be seen final nor are we proposing that it is the ‘right’ answer. Rather, it is an ongoing process of evaluating, learning and improving. To this end, we follow six principles of evaluation through which we can measure what works and what doesn’t. As we aim to give distinctive and holistic services under one roof, the evaluation process is integrated into part of every day work to make it interconnected and for it to provide meaningful data from which we can learn, grow and improve.
Our organisational research has identified six ‘integrated outcomes’ defining who we are and what we are doing. The outcomes recognise that people have the drive to grow, but may need support to achieve concrete growth, confidence and connectedness. The Centre aspires to offer this support and, as such, stretch outcomes are applicable to the centre itself.
These outcomes were developed from our Unleashing Healthy Communities research.
Supporting people affected by cancer
In 2015, the Bromley by Bow Centre partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support to pilot the delivery of community based holistic cancer support.
Between 2015 and 2019 our Macmillan Social Prescribing Service was funded by Macmillan Cancer Support to provide one-to-one support to over 2,000 people living with and beyond cancer in Tower Hamlets, City & Hackney, Newham and Waltham Forest.
Here we share our learning from the four year partnership.