The formative evaluation of the Local Area Coordination programme in Haringey has now been published by Leeds Beckett University.
The evaluation reviews the Haringey programme to date following the initial set up in late 2017.
The evaluation reviews data collected, interviews with staff and stakeholders and case study/case conference discussions.
The evaluation outlines broadly that Local Area Coordination is becoming an integral part of the prevention agenda within the wider care system in Haringey. Despite being in its infancy the programme has already influenced parts of “the system” by
- developing opportunities and new resources
- influencing wider workforce practices
- being a broker
- challenging stigma
- working at grass roots
“We know that the only way we can deliver our ambitions for Haringey to be a better place in which everyone can
thrive is to build greater community resilience, and develop new ways for communities to support all their
members. Our local area co-ordinators are a really important part of this mission, connecting people to others
who can supportthem, and providing support in turn to those in the community who want to find more systematic
ways of providing that support. They spin webs of support across our local communities, pausing to re-inforce
weak points, but always focusing on the strength of the overall network.” – Zina Etheridge Chief Executive, Haringey Council
Have a look at all of the Local Area Coordination evaluations here