The Well North Evaluation team has been alongside the original ten Pathfinders from the beginning. They judged, in a nutshell, how well everything was going with our Pathfinders, and made sure our processes, through the original programme, were continually improving. This page is intended to give you a bit of background about how the team worked, what their aims were, and how they are helping the Well North programme to be as successful as it has been.
Acknowledging that demonstrating change in work like this takes time, the Well North Evaluation team will continue to be alongside Pathfinders over the next few years. Continued learning will be shared here.
Our methodologies stemmed from our commitment to finding innovative and effective ways to evaluate something as complex and multi-faceted as health inequalities, to allow us to gain insights into whether what the programme was doing was working.
To lay the foundations, we hosted a 60-person event with academics, public servants, community activists and politicians to put our heads together and explore the best way to evaluate our work. The result was a combination of methods which look at the actual, tangible impact of what we’re doing, how we can keep doing it, and how we can improve.