Other work

Mental health evaluations

We have been working with VODA in North TimeTyneside carried out evaluations of their mental health alliance, the young persons mental health service called Discover Me and the adult mental health service called NT Life located in Meadow Well. From the strategic to the Community mental health service, VODA were found to be effective and impactful at all […]


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Entitlements, Capabilities, and Crisis in the United Kingdom

We have been working for a long time developing and refining the application of Amartya Sen’s entitlements and capabilities to situations of disadvantage in the North East and Cumbria. This paper represents an important stage in that development work, i.e. its international peer review. From this point both ourselves and others can further develop and investigate its […]

Evaluation of advocacy service for people with neuro conditions

We are working with Advocacy Centre North in Newcastle over the next few years to evaluate their innovative advocacy service for people who have a range of different neurological conditions. We are conducting a participatory evaluation for them which is being driven by a service user evaluation group, created and facilitated by us. We have […]

Business plan and brochure

Production of a business plan and promotional brochure for Streetwise, a young people’s advice and support project based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Evaluation of the Musical Relationships project

Evaluation of the Musical Relationships project for Children North East. This was an innovative musical development project working with homeless families and young children.

Evaluation of The Survive to Thrive Fund

Evaluation of The Community Foundation’s grant fund which was aimed at giving chief executives of charities the time and space to enable them to strategically plan. The evaluation found a highly effective programme.

Domestic abuse needs assessment

Needs assessment or gap analysis of domestic abuse for Safer Northumberland.

Evaluation of Fair Share in East Ashington and Seaton Valley

We evaluated two 10 year community development programmes in Northumberland; the forerunner to the Big Local. We worked with Meerkat Films producing films of the evaluation as well as producing full and summary reports. Follow the link to watch the films and download the reports.

Tenants Debt Advice Service – Northumberland

This is an evaluation of Blyth Citizens Advice Bureau and Homes for Northumberland’s Tenants Debt Advice Service. The project worked with tenants in Blyth and Alnwick in Northumberland, helping them manage their debts and pay their rent and Council Tax.


"Barefoot did a fantatsic job of our evaluation. In particular, their approach to working with our service users was very impressive. The evaluation has answered many of our questions, but also asked us more, which gives us a great opportunity for the future."

Jayne Butler, Manager, The Comfrey Project

"As an organisation we felt that Barefoot did an excellent job of listening and understanding the needs of our review... We were thrilled with the final report; as well as being a very good read, the presentation and quality was excellent."

Cath Carnaby, Manager, Women's Health Advice Centre

"I am pleased with the honesty and thoroughness with which he (Christopher) dealt with the project. Thanks to the evaluation we now have a number of questions answered and a clear way forward."

Maureen Pearson, Area manager North East, Parentline Plus