Women’s services

Domestic abuse needs assessment

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

Women’s Health in South Tyneside

Impact evaluation of WHiST and their many services that they provide to local women.

Mapping sex markets

Since 2003, we have been mapping sex markets in the North East and Cumbria. This has resulted in a series of publications which can be downloaded here.

Methodology paper: mapping sex markets

This paper presents how we carried out our mapping of sex markets in the North East and Cumbria. It provides a useful template for other organisations to investigate sex markets in their own areas.

SWAN Progress Report

This is an update of the project’s impact on reducing re-offending and diverting women from custody. It shows that the project continues to have significant impacts on both areas.

Women’s Health Advice Centre, Northumberland

An evaluation of WHAC’s services between 2008 and 20011

Evaluation of the SWAN project

Evaluation of this diverting women from custody project in Northumberland

Research into sex markets in County Durham and Darlington

Mapping the characteristics and dynamics of the sex market and sexual exploitation in County Durham and Darlington

Evaluation of the Safe Project

Evaluation, review and impact assessment of the Ne Deal for Communities’ domestic violence project

Evaluation of the Women’s Health Advice Centre

25 year review of the Women’s Health Advice Centre in Ashington, Northumberland


"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