Thursday, 23 June 2022

Impact measurement for health and well-being support

Project summary

Develop an approach for impact measurement of the health and well-being support services provided by Tonic Health.  

Project description

The aim of this project is to develop a framework for impact measurement for one of the key programmes the charity runs on dementia.  This programme provides support for those with dementia and their carers, such as food, entertainment, and support groups.

The volunteer will shape the approach for what quantitative and qualitative evidence would help measure impact of this programme, what key metrics might be, and how this evidence should be collected by the organisation. This will be developed through facilitated conversations or workshops with the staff and volunteers, and a desk review of existing approaches to health and well-being impact measurement in the NHS.

Project benefits for the organisation

Impact measurement will allow the charity to seek further funding, as well as share with the public and beneficiaries what value the dementia programme creates. This project will also enable the organisation to develop similar impact measurement approaches for their other programmes. 

Location

The volunteer will be able to conduct most/all of the work remotely and through video/phone calls.  It may be desirable for the volunteer to make one visit to the Tonic Health office in Spalding, Lincolnshire to experience the work of the charity. 

Commitment

Time commitment to be determined by volunteer when completing detailed project proposal with Tonic Health. An estimate of 3 days is suggested.

Desired project start date

As soon as possible.

Desired project completion date

October 2022.

Apply

If you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return along with your CV to ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com by Thursday 7th July 2022.

The OR Society fully supports equal opportunities.


Information about the organisation

Tonic Health is charity community hub for health and well-being for south Lincolnshire and Boston. The aims of the charity are:

  1. Provide high quality, cost-effective, sustainable healthcare services in a welcoming modern environment.
  2. Create a point of access for information regarding health and well-being services, helping people to easily find the information they need, when they need it.
  3. Foster strong links and effective collaboration with local groups, companies and organisations, both voluntary, community, statutory and commercial, all for mutual benefit.
  4. Facilitate and promote local complementary and multi-disciplinary therapists and instructors.
  5. To be seen as the go-to venue for health and well-being activities in South Holland.

For further information about Tonic Health please visit www.tonic-health.co.uk


Information about Pro Bono OR

For further information about the Pro Bono OR scheme, please visit: www.theorsociety.com/Probono  or email ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com

Skilz Academy Data Roadmap Project

Project summary

Provide OR support to Skilz Academy to help them unlock actionable insight from data and to embed good data working practices that become part of ‘business as usual’ activities.  

Project description

The volunteer would be required to:

  • Understand the current data collection (e.g UpShot App, feedback and evaluation forms) and analysis picture 
  • Identify some key metrics that provide insight on audiences and beneficiaries
  • Provide recommendations on data collection, storage, management, use and retention to maximise the value from Skilz Academy data in a compliant and sustainable way

The volunteer would ideally have some experience developing data strategy for organisations and working knowledge of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This project will run alongside another Skilz Academy project providing OR support to help re-visit and define their mission and values. Outputs from this data project could inform strategic discussions on the charity's vision. 

Location

Flexible - remote or in person depending on volunteer location. Skilz Academy is based in Arbroath, near Dundee, Scotland.

Commitment

Time commitment to be determined by volunteer when completing detailed project proposal with Skilz Academy. An estimate of 5-7 days is suggested.

Desired project start date

As soon as possible.

Desired project completion date

October 2022.

Apply

If you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return along with your CV to ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com by Thursday 7th July 2022.

The OR Society fully supports equal opportunities.


Information about the organisation

Skilz Academy are devoted to building a brighter future through sport - improving health & well-being, developing life skills, improving opportunity and building stronger communities. 
By impacting on our communities positively we believe that we will all benefit from a more motivated, confident, happier and healthier society.

For further information about Skilz Academy please visit www.www.skilzacademy.org.uk


Information about Pro Bono OR

For further information about the Pro Bono OR scheme, please visit: www.theorsociety.com/Probono  or email ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com

Support to Skilz Academy for Strategy Planning

Project summary

Provide OR support to Skilz Academy to help them better define their vision, values, impact and audiences to inform their 3 year strategic plan. 

Project description

The volunteer would be required to research the charity, plan and facilitate a workshop with trustees and staff to help them define Skilz Academy’s vision, values, impact and audiences. 

The output of the project would be a series of recommendations, reached through consensus, regarding the strategic direction of Skilz Academy. 

The volunteer should be experienced with workshop facilitation, soft OR methods and strategy planning. Knowledge of how charities operate would be desirable. 

This project will ideally run before or alongside Skilz Academy second Pro Bono OR project looking at how to maximise the insight value from existing data collection methods. 

Location

Flexible - remote or in person depending on volunteer location. Skilz Academy is based in Arbroath, near Dundee, Scotland.

Commitment

Time commitment to be determined by volunteer when completing detailed project proposal with Skilz Academy. An estimate of 5-7 days is suggested.

Desired project start date

As soon as possible.

Desired project completion date

October 2022.

Apply

If you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return along with your CV to ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com by Thursday 7th July 2022.

The OR Society fully supports equal opportunities.


Information about the organisation

Skilz Academy are devoted to building a brighter future through sport - improving health & well-being, developing life skills, improving opportunity and building stronger communities. 
By impacting on our communities positively we believe that we will all benefit from a more motivated, confident, happier and healthier society.

For further information about Skilz Academy please visit www.www.skilzacademy.org.uk


Information about Pro Bono OR

For further information about the Pro Bono OR scheme, please visit: www.theorsociety.com/Probono  or email ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com

Monday, 25 April 2022

Data for Impact at Carers' Support (Bexley)

Project summary

Facilitate the organisation to design a framework to identify desired outcomes and impacts for carers through better data collection and analysis. 

Project description

Carers' Support (Bexley) aims to relieve the physical, mental and material distress amongst unpaid carers in the London Borough of Bexley and Greenwich by providing flexible home-based respite care, support and information for such carers to assist the carers and their cared for person.

The aim of this project will be to develop a framework to clearly define the outcomes and impact of the organisation’s work and how these are achieved through better and more efficient data collection and analysis.  Working with the CEO of Carers' Support (Bexley) and teams within the organisation, the volunteer will design and facilitate workshop(s) to develop this framework, including quantitative and qualitative indicators and what data needs to inform this. 

This is designed to be a multi-stage programme of work, of which designing the framework is the first project.  Follow-up projects (outside the scope of this initial project) may include data collection and analysis, and how this can then be used for customer relationship management. There will be an opportunity for the volunteer to who undertakes the initial project to also apply to do the follow up projects if they wish, but there is no commitment to do so and developing the framework can be considered a standalone project.

Location

Carers' Support (Bexley) is based in London. The project will be a mix of in-person (Bexley, London) and remote/virtual working.

Commitment

Time commitment to be determined by volunteer when completing detailed project proposal with Carers' Support (Bexley). An estimate of 5-7 days is suggested.

Desired project start date

As soon as possible.

Desired project completion date

August 2022.

Apply

If you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return along with your CV to ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com by Monday 23rd May 2022.

The OR Society fully supports equal opportunities.

Information about the organisation

Carers' Support (Bexley) have a simple vision; they want to make a real
difference to the lives of carers in Bexley and Greenwich. They are committed
to tackling the isolation and loneliness that many carers feel by providing
information, advice, support, respite and other services to those who dedicate
their lives to caring for their loved ones.

For further information about Carers' Support (Bexley) please visit www.carerssupport.org

Information about Pro Bono OR

For further information about the Pro Bono OR scheme, please visit: www.theorsociety.com/Probono  or email ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com

Monday, 28 March 2022

Refugee Roots - Design of impact measurement tools

Project summary

Conduct a review of current Impact Measurement and Theory of Change, and recommend tools to improve data collection from service users. 

Project description

Refugee Roots helps asylum seekers and refugees build relationships and navigate the complexities of building a new life in the UK. 

They have an existing Monitoring and Evaluation framework, together with a Theory of Change. Funders regularly ask for evidence of the impact of the charity’s interventions and, while some feedback tools are used, it is felt there could be more effective ways to collect data regularly throughout service interventions. For example, it is challenging to collect weekly feedback from service users who may be vulnerable and for whom providing service feedback is not a priority and can feel “transactional”. 

The project would require:

  • A review of the current monitoring and evaluation process, tools and reports to identify strengths and gaps
  • A review and refresh of the Theory of Change, to identify more clearly where data needs to be collected/reported
  • Recommendations for new data collection approaches/tools (for example through researching how other charities gather data from similar clients)
  • Input into a “Vision Day” planned for some time in May

Location

The work can be done remotely.

Commitment

Time commitment to be determined by volunteer when completing detailed project proposal with Refugee Roots.

Desired project start date

As soon as possible.

Desired project completion date

July 2022.

Apply

If you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return along with your CV to ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com by Wednesday 25th May 2022.

The OR Society fully supports equal opportunities.

Information about the organisation

Refugee Roots is a Christian charity that helps asylum seekers and refugees build relationships and navigate the complexities of building a new life in the UK.

Refugee Roots welcomes everyone, valuing each person and their culture, embracing equality and diversity while empowering and supporting those that need it most.

For further information about Refugee Roots please visit www.refugeeroots.org.uk

Information about Pro Bono OR

For further information about the Pro Bono OR scheme, please visit: www.theorsociety.com/Probono  or email ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com

Support Marathon Kids UK – Track to the future!

Project Summary

Working with the Head of Operations, discuss and agree the most useful analyses and produce an automated reporting tool.

Project description

Marathon Kids UK organises runs both in schools and in parks. It has a bespoke system for automatic data recording but currently this necessitates manual copying and pasting into a spreadsheet. The organisation wants to consider what reporting will be most useful and automate this.

It is anticipated that the volunteer will:

  • Discuss with the Managing Director, the Head of Operations and other stakeholders what statistics and reports would be most useful;
  • Develop standard statistics and reports and discuss these;
  • Develop an automated reporting tool that will take information from the database and produce statistics and reports in the agreed formats;
  • Provide a user guide so that the Head of Operations can produce reports as required.

Skills required: the volunteer should have skills in programming, either VBA or R. Some experience of impact measurement and reporting would be useful.

Location

The work can be done remotely. A visit to the office in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, could be useful. 

Commitment

Time commitment to be determined by volunteer when completing detailed project proposal with Marathon Kids UK.

Desired project start date

Spring 2022.

Desired project completion date

Autumn 2022.

Apply

If you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return along with your CV to ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com by Monday 9th May 2022.

The OR Society fully supports equal opportunities.

Information about the organisation

Marathon Kids UK inspires the next generation to become physically active through running. Marathon Kids UK believes that running has the power to show kids they can achieve more than they ever dreamed possible. The Marathon Kids UK programme and accompanying tracking systems encourages kids to set goals and run distances of multiple marathons over the course of an academic year.

For further information about Marathon Kids UK please visit www.marathonkids.co.uk

Information about Pro Bono OR

For further information about the Pro Bono OR scheme, please visit: www.theorsociety.com/Probono  or email ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com

Friday, 18 March 2022

Strengthening Shared Lives Plus Strategic Advice Service

Project Summary

To help Shared Lives Plus map the key processes of its 
strategic advice service and produce recommendations for improvement.  

Project Description

Shared Lives is a care and support service for people aged 16+ who want to live independently in their community, with the support of a family and community network. Shared Lives Plus are the UK membership charity for people living and working in Shared Lives care or Homeshare.

The charity launched a strategic advice consultancy service in 2017 to promote shared lives as a model of care and help councils wishing to set up shared lives schemes. Although the scheme has delivered successful projects to date, a lack of clarity about the services that can be offered, a lack of project documentation and systematic data collection is holding back the development and growth of the scheme.

The aim of the project would be to:

  • Review the current project management process, including scoping arrangements, budgeting and pricing, documentation and post project review with a view to improving the consistency and effectiveness of the service and reducing key person risks. This could also include reviewing a sample of reports to identify potential improvements in reporting style and presentation to improve their impact.
  • Undertake a stakeholder analysis to identify key stakeholders, their needs and expectations to allow the charity to better identify the requirements of key clients and focus the service provided and its USP accordingly.

Skills and experience in project management systems, project documentation and report writing would be required for this project.

Location: It is envisaged that the project will be undertaken remotely, however it would be helpful to undertake one or two on-site meetings to meet staff and review documentation.

Commitment: The time commitment is to be determined by the volunteer after agreeing a detailed project brief with the charity. 

We do not believe that this will be a large project, nor do we expect a need for substantial data collection.

Desired project start date: To be agreed between the volunteer and the charity.

Desired project completion date: To be agreed between the volunteer and the charity.

Apply:
If you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return along with your CV to ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com by Monday 23rd May 2022.

The OR Society fully supports equal opportunities.

Information about the organisation: 

The vision for Shared Lives Plus is a kinder, stronger society built on sharing our lives and our homes. They help build communities where everyone lives a full life, regardless of the support they need.

For further information about Shared Lives Plus please visit www.sharedlivesplus.org.uk

For further information about the Pro Bono OR scheme, please visit: www.theorsociety.com/Probono  or email ProBonoOR@theorsociety.com

Impact measurement for health and well-being support

Project summary Develop an approach for impact measurement of the health and well-being support services provided by Tonic Health.   Project...