Staff, volunteers and program participants enjoyed participating in the research, interview and workshop processes.
We identified the significant positive impact experienced by young adults who participate in the Heading Out and Ability programs – particularly in relation to improving quality of life and participation in the community.
Our research informed development of the Impact Framework and identified suitable impact measurement tools.
It also demonstrated the importance of the peer support model used by Heads Together. The friendships and social connections made by participants and volunteers through various activities was achieving the desired impacts.
The impact framework and impact measurement plan now gives Heads Together for ABI the ability to collect evidence that informs ongoing innovation and development of best practice programs and services. It will also inspire supporters and funders with evidenced-based reporting and storytelling.
Looking ahead, we’re now developing a fundraising and marketing strategy to build on the impact framework and impact measurement plan.