Needs assessment is an undervalued stage in commissioning and improvement planning, often due to decision makers being reluctant to invest resource on 'what we already know'.
However service needs are changing rapidly - technology creates both better access and barriers, and the pandemic has created untold stress and new 'needs' for service user and provider alike.
The impact of interventions and service outcomes are not always straightforward to monitor and track - evolving with changing behaviour, consumer expectations and demand.
MLR>> have a track record in gathering and then translating ‘needs’ into relevant recommendations for change. We have undertaken numerous impact analysis exercises (most recently looking at asylum seekers and refugees in 2020), and applied outcome assessment in various settings - in 2020 for Liverpool CitySafe in looking at the impact of community safety grants.
Our needs assessment, impact & outcome services include:
Needs assessment co-design
Impact framework creation
Undertaking population-based and strategic needs assessments
For more information, or to discuss potential projects, please get in touch.
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