Cedar evaluates programmes, interventions, service delivery models, and similar projects. We usually work in partnership with services – not only within the NHS but also with local government and/or third sector organisations – often operating within complex systems.
We have found that the label “evaluation” has various interpretations. In Cedar, evaluation refers to projects in which we explore:
Cedar’s evaluation projects typically employ mixed methods – integrating quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Triangulating data from a range of sources validates findings and provides insight from different perspectives.
We engage with frontline delivery staff and managers as well as service users and other key stakeholders. We examine the results of numerical measurement and statistical analyses alongside themes identified through interviews, focus groups and surveys. Projects sometimes include an economic evaluation or an indication of service sustainability, for example by estimating the social return on investment (SROI).
Cedar’s expertise and experience includes the following:
Pressure Reduction through Continuous Monitoring in the Community Setting (PROMISE). Cedar collaborated with Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust on PROMISE as an independent evaluation partner.
Cedar is evaluating the Iceberg Transformation Programme which aims to redesign the delivery of mental health services for children, young people, and their families.