The North Devon Homes young people's project, Bridging the Gap, has recently been the subject of a second independent evaluation by the University of St Mark & St John. The evaluation was researched and written by the university’s Senior Lecturer in Childhood, Youth & Community and Programme Area Lead for Childhood, Youth & Community, Dr Susan Cooper.
The report illustrates the depth and extent of the positive impact of the Bridging the Gap project in the Forches and Slade Valley communities where it operates. It also shows the ripple effect generated into the wider community through the project’s evolvement to include families and intergenerational work.
The report states that “The significant impact of the project on young people, their families and communities should be applauded ...The advancements made in the innovative youth work practice model ‘Developing Young Communities’ should be disseminated far and wide as an example of excellent practice in both practice and academic forums.”
Our Bridging the Gap project working with young people demonstrates our commitment to investing in the neighbourhoods in which we work and our vision of creating communities where people want to live.
Please click this link to read the full evaluation report Evaluation of NDH 'Bridging the Gap' Project.