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Our consultants carry out a broad range of evaluations and reviews for the sector, including:

  • Evaluating the impact of a project funded by a grant provider.
  • Reviewing the performance of a service to support an organisation to gain further contracts.
  • A review of an internal policy to present to commissioners or your Board.

We have also worked with Local Authorities to carry out evidence reviews around local homelessness provision and recommendations for improving support for people experiencing homelessness.

This work has involved both qualitative and quantitative research, and outputs will often include presenting our findings and providing an in-depth report to help to inform commissioning plans.

A recent example of this was when we worked with a Local Authority to review their services for people sleeping rough. We interviewed people accessing those services, the local providers, and offered best practice examples from comparative Authorities. The final report led to a significant change in the way that they commissioned Rough Sleeping provision and a larger investment for those services.

Evaluations can form an intrinsic part of your plans for growth and service development by ensuring that all practice is reviewed and reflected upon, and our consultancy service can take the weight off you to do this work, so you can still focus on the important work you do. From this, we can help you identify areas of research and use our expertise to collect the data you need.

We'll match you with an expert in evaluations and reviews

We work with a wide range of experts with experience in conducting evaluations and reviews. Our team can match you with the best consultant for your needs.

Below are a selection of some of our consultants with expertise in evaluations and reviews.

  • Andy-meakin

    Andy Meakin

    Andy is an experienced leader and management consultant in the contexts of people experiencing combinations of homelessness, mental ill health, addiction, and offending behaviour. Andy was the Project Director for a large multi-agency project exploring different approaches to tackling multiple needs and helped to establish Expert Citizens CIC. He is also a research fellow at Staffordshire University and Andy co-authored an academic journal article about the care act toolkit that won an emerald literati outstanding paper award in 2019.
  • Tasmin Maitland

    Tasmin Maitland

    Tasmin has worked in the homelessness sector for over 15 years, both in local services and national strategic roles. Her focus is on improving services for people experiencing homelessness, with a focus on rough sleeping and multiple disadvantage, including development work with the teams providing support.
  • karen-patten

    Karen Patten

    Karen has over 30 years in the care and housing support sector. An experienced consultant, in recent years, Karen has focused on policy development and quality monitoring and reviewing homelessness services, rough sleeper services and mental health provision.
  • helen-lewis

    Helen Lewis

    Helen has worked in the housing and homelessness sector since the early 1990s. She is an expert in rough sleeping and single homelessness issues. Helen has worked extensively in voluntary sector homelessness organisations including Shelter and Thames Reach. Helen has provided consultancy services since 2004 – completing a wide range of projects for central, regional and local government, CCGs, homelessness organisations and housing associations.
  • tassie-weaver

    Tassie Weaver

    Tassie has worked in a number of rough sleeping services in London and complex needs services in Yorkshire. More recently, Tassie developed and supported the national MEAM Approach network, focussing on transforming services and systems for people facing multiple disadvantage. Tassie led the network for five years, before moving to freelance work. Tassie has three particular areas of interest and expertise: systems thinking, trauma informed approaches and coproduction.
  • Dom-williamson

    Dom Williamson

    Dominic has thirty years’ experience working to tackle homelessness. From 2015 to 2021, he was executive director of strategy and policy at St Mungo’s, with responsibility for policy, research, quality, safeguarding, client involvement, and diversity and inclusion. His department also included the CHAIN and Real Systems teams. His previous roles include chief executive at Revolving Doors Agency; director of policy and good practice at Homeless Link; hostel manager at Providence Row; regional manager at Shelter; and specialist adviser at MHCLG.
  • Mark Goldup

    Mark Goldup

    Mark has 40 plus years experience of working in the housing care and support field, the last 25 years as a freelance consultant. He worked initially for 11 years for Stonham Housing Association at operational and policy levels. His work has involved working in a number of sectors but in recent years most of his experience is in relation to the development of policy and provision to reduce the risk of homelessness and find effective routes out of homelessness.

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Sian Morris

Consultancy Officer

Sian is our Consultancy Officer, she supports Sophie and our Associate Consultants in delivering high-quality projects for the sector.