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 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 dan.hopewell@bbbc.org.uk.

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.

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Rapid Response Social Prescribing: An Evaluation (2021)

Bromley by Bow’s new research measures the change made by our new Rapid Response Social Prescribing service using our new people focused approach to outcome measurement.

Since July 2020, through proactive outreach 435 clients in crisis have been referred for the social, emotional and practical support provided by the service.

One client said:

I feel like Rapid Response Social Prescribing has saved my life – before, I was feeling very low to the point where I wanted to end things’.

Study the report here

Growing Together Parent Power: A Participatory Evaluation

In 2022, Insights completed a participatory evaluation of the Growing Together Parent Power project, with the aim to connect parents and support early learning.

Read the report here

iConnect Evaluation (2022)

In 2022, the Insights team evaluated the recent iConnect project, an integrated energy advice, digital and financial inclusion project. Through enabling conversation; simple, actionable steps and connection with the system, the team enabled participants to feel in control of their finances and to take action for themselves.

Read the report here

A story of impact

Read our 2020 Impact Report

Find the report here

Bromley by Bow shares stories that illustrate change too, some examples are here:

Bromley by Bow Centre on the BBC’s The Truth About… from BBBC on Vimeo.

Bromley by Bow Centre – Fairer Energy, OFGEM from BBBC on Vimeo.