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Our work will support the City Council inform policy decisions in the future and is seeking to identify current need and examine the future aspirations and expectations of this group.

Research tools are including user and partner agency workshops, one to one meetings, case studies and our innovative ‘on-line’ questionnaires.

Headed, ‘A compelling case for a more co-ordinated approach to mentoring support for offenders’, the MBF news report states, ‘A recently published report makes a compelling argument for a national co-ordinated mentoring service working across the Criminal Justice System. The pilot, which was undertaken in the Birmingham area involving a number of prisons and partner mentoring organisations led by the New Hope Mentoring Programme has generated interest in the idea of a ‘one stop shop’ for agencies / individuals requiring mentoring support / looking to volunteer as a mentor’.

Commissioned by Walsall’s New Deal for Communities, Wider Impact is pleased to produce an extremely positive report on a project that is innovative and without doubt delivering ‘value for money’ in its area of operation. According to multi-agency partners, the project is ‘adding value’ to services being delivered to local elderly residents. It is clear that the project is playing a significant role in tackling the ‘over 50’s Time Bomb’ described by research studies such as that outlined by In My Prime (Social Research).

Commissioned by Business Link West Midlands, Wider Impact is delighted to deliver a positive evaluation of the Early Entry to Enterprise programme delivered by North Staffordshire based Business Initiative.

Commissioned by the Thorpe Community Group Wider Impact has carried out an in-depth study, based on there being a community, social and business case to justify retaining and developing a run-down Community Centre in an area where community apathy is noticeably high.

Wider Impact Consultancy, Edwin Lewis