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Understanding food-related issues for link workers training course evaluation publsihed

Meaningful Measures has delivered an evaluation of an innovative training course designed to support social prescribing link workers' understanding of food related issues.  The training was funded by The AIM Foundation and the courses were delivered by the College of Medicine and the Social Prescribing Network between November 2021 and June 20...
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Meaningful Measures re-contracted for phase two iteration to understand the concerns of people living with frailty in Gloucestershire, using MYCaW®

Here at Meaningful Measures, we're delighted to be recommissioned by Gloucestershire CCG and NHS England and NHS Improvement to continue developing a personalised approach to supporting people with frailty using MYCaW®. As part of the pilot project, and despite the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic, MYCaW® was found to be an acceptable 'in-consult...
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MYCaW® used to understand the concerns of people living with frailty in Gloucestershire

At Meaningful Measures we have completed our first project with Gloucestershire CCG and NHS England and NHS Improvement, implementing MYCaW® and using it to explore the concerns of people living with frailty. The MYCaW® concerns data was also analysed according to levels of clinical frailty to understand if people's concerns change as frailty becom...
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Thanks for all your support in 2021

This time last year we launched our website licensing MYCaW® and MYMOP® under the name Meaningful Measures.We chose that name as the questionnaires record what concerns a person the most or what symptoms are most bothering a person and what activities they affect – the data therefore means something to that person. This is particularly important in...
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Evaluation project completed for The Wildlife Trusts by Meaningful Measures

Meaningful Measures have recently completed a new piece of consultancy for The wildlife Trusts. The Wildlife Trusts' vision is of people close to nature, with land and seas rich in wildlife. Their mission is to bring about living landscapes, living seas and a society where nature matters. Meaningful Measures are delighted to support this national o...
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Exciting development - Meaningful Measures are accredited suppliers on the NHS Health Systems Supported Framework for Supported Self-Management Evaluation

We are excited to announce that Meaningful Measures' tools – MYCaW® and MYMOP® have been accredited by the NHS Health Systems Support Framework (HSSF) for Supported Self-Management. In Spring 2021, the Supported Self–Management team at NSHE&I undertook a procurement exercise on behalf of the NHS through the Health Systems Support Framework...
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Evaluation published for Soundwell Music Therapy Trust

Dr Helen Seers and Dr Marie Polley are pleased to announce another new evaluation publication - this time for Soundwell Music Therapy Trust.Soundwell is the UK's only music therapy charity for specialist mental health support. The findings from the service evaluation show that Soundwell's groups support improvements in people's mental health. To re...
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New Evaluation report: Tandridge District Council Wellbeing Prescription Service

A new evaluation report written by Dr Marie Polley, Dr Helen Seers and Rachel Johnson has been published.  The new report was commissioned by Tandridge District Council has been published exploring the remit and impact of the Wellbeing Prescription Service. This is a social prescribing service that has been running in Tandridge, Surrey si...
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Partnership Announcement with Elemental

PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT Meaningful Measures has joined forces with award winning company, Elemental Software to provide greater social prescribing data analysis using MYCaW (Measure Your Concerns and Wellbeing) COMING SOON APRIL 2021 This innovative partnership will seek to provide social prescribing projects with the ability to gather qualitative...
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Meaningful Measures’ MYCaW training delivered to Independent Age

Meaningful Measures is delighted to announce that we have recently delivered training on our MYCaW tool to Independent Age. Independent Age is a charity which enables older people to "have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice & purpose". We were especially excited to work with the Independent Age team as Meaningful Measures also ha...
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Meaningful Measures to develop MYCaW qualitative framework of concerns for people living with frailty in Gloucestershire

Meaningful Measures is pleased to announce that we are working in partnership with Gloucestershire CCG and NHS England and NHS Improvement, exploring the experiences of people living with frailty. This is an exciting partnership as it allows MYCaW to use in a previously unexplored context: frailty. The project, running from September 2020 to July 2...
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Dr Charlotte Paterson, creator or MYMOP and MYCaW endorses Meaningful Measures to take her work forwards

Since her creation of MYMOP and MYCaW over 15 years ago Dr Paterson has hosted University of Bristol website to represent these tools. On her retirement Dr Paterson has kindly handed the baton over to Dr Polley and Dr Seers at Meaningful Measures to look after MYMOP and MYCaW. Meaningful Measures was created in August 2020 to become the new home of...
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Meaningful Measures' handy guide to planning data gathering exercises

Whether you are a commissioner in health or local government, the CEO of a VCFSE organisation, or a practitioner with your own company, it is now commonplace to measure and monitor the impact of your work. Deciding what to measure, however, is a whole different situation. In this blog we give you some questions, hints and tips that we think will he...
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The Conservation Volunteers – Enabling the Potential of Social Prescribing

"I have worked with Marie and Helen on a number of occasions where I needed specialist skills and experience. They mix professionalism with an engaging, flexible approach, recognising that programmes often evolve, while delivering accurate and user-friendly outputs." Craig Lister, MD of TCV's Green Gym Health and Wellbeing Programme Lead for t...
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Shropshire Council: Implementation and Evaluation of Pilot Social Prescribing Scheme

"The work that Marie and her team did in supporting the evaluation of the Social Prescribing Service was incredibly impactful in terms of critically appraising the service development and the impact on people using it. The evaluation resulted in commitment to the model from the Shropshire Health and Wellbeing Board, as well as from local GPs and su...
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Penny Brohn UK’s Living Well course evaluation

"The work that Marie and Helen did to evaluate the Living Well programme at Penny Brohn UK combined rigour with a sensitivity to the importance of capturing less tangible, but nonetheless individually very impactful, person centred outcomes. It enabled a sophisticated understanding of our services and this represented a major milestone in the ...
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