The evaluation of Leicestershire Local Area Coordination began in September 2015 and finished at the end of September 2016. The purpose has been to evaluate delivery, effectiveness and impact in order to inform future development and potential roll-out. The fundamental aim of Local Area Coordination is to increase individual and community capacity, and reduce service demand for costly primary and acute services as well as other public services.
The evaluation has comprised both formative (process) and summative (outcome) elements. Local Area Coordination in Leicestershire is a complex community-based intervention, delivered in 10 very different local areas in four of the County’s Districts, operationally delivered by 8 Coordinators with varied backgrounds and different working styles. Local Area Coordination is designed to have an impact on three levels: Individual, Community, and Health and Social Care Integration.
Have a look at all of the Local Area Coordination evaluations here