Sue and Julie
One of us is a Director of Social Services in Monmouthshire County Council and the other is Chief Officer of Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Organisations.
Whist we are responsible for different organisations we share an interest in collaborative approaches to prevention and well-being. This is a complex are of development and we both felt that traditional project planning methodologies that assume the world is predictable and manageable do not work in this context. We also doubted whether we could rely on just numbers in evaluation.
Over the last year, we have been working together on a DEEP research project funded by a Capacity Grant from the Wales School for Social Care Research. We have been trained in and are using Most Significant Change and Community of Enquiry in a participatory action research.
We have learnt a lot from our research. If you would like to read about our project and our findings, they are summarised in a project report, which can be found here.