A commitment to measuring social and economic outcomes
Partnership, coproduction and vision
Consistency in selecting a caseload
Coordination for clients and services
Flexible responses from services
Service improvement and workforce development
Measurement of success
Sustainability and systems change
A successful MEAM Approach area will:
Ensure that there is a clear methodology for measuring the success of their work and that all relevant audience are aware of, and can act on, the findings.
Ensure that evaluation covers both the impact on individuals and the impact on local servicesand systems. Qualitative and quantitative methods should be used, resulting in a mix of data about wellbeing, service use cost changes and personal stories/case studies.
Ensure that individuals with experience of multiple disadvantage are involved in designing and implementing the evaluation and in disseminating findings.
Work with the MEAM coalition and Cordis Bright (the national evaluators) to contribute data to the MEAM Approach evaluation. This will include seeking consent from clients to enable data sharing and ensuring that all relevant agencies are willing to provide data. Local partnerships may wish to develop data sharing agreements to support this. The MEAM Approach evaluation provides tools and resources for local partnerships on these issues.