What’s new online? Four new resources


Engaging with Evidence (Evaluation Support Scotland) 

Date: October 2019

The aim of this guide is to introduce what is meant by communities engaging with evidence and why it is important. It provides examples of what is meant by ‘community’, ‘evidence’ and ‘engaging’. It also outlines some of the main approaches communities can use to engage with evidence and includes case studies where communities have engaged with evidence in various ways. It is aimed particularly at people in the community and voluntary sector, but is also useful for funders, policymakers, researchers, and planners.

Community Engagement for Developing a Neighbourhood Strategy (Tamarack Institute)

Date: 24.10.2019

This resource is helpful for those looking to build a neighbourhood strategy. The focus of this guide is on the ‘why’ and ‘how to’ of incorporating authentic engagement so that a neighbourhood strategy is relevant for the people it is designed to impact. Tools and resources are provided to assist with engaging a community and developing and implementing an actionable strategy.

Theory of Change in Ten Steps (NPC) 

Date: October 2019 

This handbook is a step-by-step working guide to creating a theory of change. In ten steps it includes the general information needed to do any theory of change, as well as questions to consider in sequence to help people to think through their work. The information and steps provided can be directly applied to smaller projects and charitable services. They are designed to help charities and funders provide the best services possible.

Know the Score (HSE)

Date: 27.11.2019

Know the Score is Ireland’s first national evidence-based resource on alcohol and drugs for teachers and senior cycle students. The overall aim of the resource is to enable young people to make conscious and informed decisions about alcohol and drugs. It contains 14 lesson plans with supporting digital content addressing alcohol and drug use. The interactive teaching methodologies help facilitate conversations with young people on a wide range of topics relating to the risks associated with alcohol and drugs.

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