How do we evaluate?

There are a number of different ways that we collect evidence about our projects to help us evaluate our impact on older people. Locally, the BAB Programme Management Team have an important role in monitoring overall programme activity.

The local evaluation of Bristol Ageing Better is conducted by the University of the West of England (UWE) and the BAB Community Researchers.


Ageing Better National Evaluation

Ecorys is the agency commissioned by the Big Lottery Fund to undertake a national-level evaluation of the Ageing Better: Fulfilling Lives programme across all 14 areas in England, including Bristol. The Common Measurement Framework (CMF), developed by Ecorys, is a survey designed to be completed by an older person taking part in any ongoing BAB-funded project. The survey contains questions on topics including health, social contact, wellbeing, social participation, decision making and volunteering. The survey is designed to be completed when an older person starts with a project, when they leave a project and again six months later. This will enable us to see if a project has had a positive effect on an older person throughout their journey with a BAB project.

We have a fantastic evaluation team within the University of West England (UWE) which includes our team of Community Researchers who are themselves older volunteers. UWE and the Community Researchers collect evidence about each of the projects and evaluate their effect on older people as individuals but also on the city of Bristol itself.

Further details on the national evaluation are available here: Ecorys Fulfilling Lives Ageing Better Evaluation

If you have any questions regarding evaluation or if you would like assistance to take part in the evaluation, please contact us

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