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Evaluation of Fair Share in East Ashington and Seaton Valley

We had the pleasure of evaluating two Fair Share programmes in Northumberland. Fair Share was a 10 year community development initiative which was the forerunner to the current Big Local, investing a similar amount of money. The evaluation was carried out in parallel with Meerkat Films, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. The combination of evaluation and film is a very powerful combination as they both enrich each other and ultimately tell the story of impact in a very thorough and accessible way. The films can be seen here: East Ashington; Seaton Valley. The summaries, here:  East Ashington; Seaton Valley. And the full reports here: East Ashington; Seaton Valley.


"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