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We understand that in the context of tightening budgets and scare resources it is becoming increasingly important to spend money on ‘what works’.

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The RTK offer a range of robust evaluation services including impact, process and implementation evaluation. We are committed to understanding and meeting the needs of our clients by tailoring our services to ensure that they have a clear understanding of whether their services are having the desired impact. Commonly this involves projects that incorporate different types of evaluation into one high quality piece of work. 

We have a wealth of experience of delivering evaluations for emergent, complex and heterogeneous interventions such as complex community-based programmes. We specialise in theory-based and realistic approaches with  particular expertise in theory of change as is discussed further in our blog page. We work with closely with clients to unpick what they’re hoping to achieve through their intervention so that they can effectively measure whether this intended change has taken place. 


SOCIAL CARE 

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Client: Leeds City Council 

Title: Family Valued Evaluation

Brief: Leeds City Council received the largest grant of the DfE Social Care Innovation Fund for its programme ‘Family Valued’. This was an ambitious programme of whole system change which involved implementing restorative practice across children’s services and the social work service. LCC required a large-scale evaluation of the family valued programme. 

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Client: The Youth Sport Trust (YST) 

Brief: YST commissioned the RTK to an outcome and process evaluation to establish the impact of their Lead Your Generation: An Inclusive Futureprogramme, funded by the Big Lottery. 

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Client: London Youth

Title: Evaluation of Athan 31- My team, My Club, My Community Programme project. 

Brief: London Youth commissioned the RTK to deliver an impact evaluation of their project Athan 31My team, My club, My community Programme project. Additionally, they also wanted an economic evaluation using a cost-benefit analysis.

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Client: Lambeth Council

Brief: Lambeth Council is at the forefront of a new approach to the way local authorities deliver public services; it has become one of the country’s first Co-operative Councils. This new approach redefines the relationship between the council and the citizens it services. At its heart is an assumption that public services are more responsive when power is shared between citizens and government.  To support the effective roll out of this approach, Lambeth have commissioned theRTK Ltd to review ten existing evaluation reports in a way that provides a strong, structured narrative enabling future development to be based on a rigorous, evidence-based understanding of how best to create the conditions that lead to the successful delivery of coproduced outcomes. 

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 

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Client: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

Brief: The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) required a process evaluation of their programme known as The Box. The Box is a training package and screening tool aimed at improving the awareness amongst criminal justice professionals of the contribution speech and language services can make to the delivery of an efficient, effective and equitable criminal justice system. 

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HEALTH 

 

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Client:General Medical Council

Title: Identifying unmet needs from the Gateways to the Professions guidance

Brief: The General Medical Council (GMC) wanted to update their guidance for medical education providers about how to support disabled learners. 

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