Facilitation and development case studies

ProjectClientWhenKey features
Sport for Social IntegrationMayors Office London2017We were commissioned by the Mayors Office for London. The new mayor of London had identified a new focus for the sports team with the Mayors Office leading to a shift from sports participation to using sport as a tool for social integration. We ran a day long workshop with 30 organisations from across the sport and social integrations sectors in London. The session included identifying a common definition of what Sport for Social Integration was; understanding the current activity in the sector; developing a consensus on priority outcomes for the programme and developing a Theory of Change
Neighbourhood NetworksLeeds City Council2017We were commissioned by Leeds City Council to facilitate sessions with their Neighbourhood Networks. The networks provide a range of services to Older People and are funded by Adult Social Care. The aim of the sessions was to consult the Network members on their vision for the future of the network and to understand what they wanted around standardisation across the Network.
– Women and Girls sports programmeComic Relief2016Comic Relief commissioned us to facilitate a workshop, to help them develop a sport for change programme focused on women and girls. This was the first programme they had sought to co-produce with the sector. We ran an event at Wembley Stadium including representatives from 50 organisations who had a focus on raising participation in sport among women and girls. The session included understanding the key terms, developing outcomes for the programme, developing a consensus on the programme vision and identifying key criteria for the programme as it was developed.
Premier League Primary StarsPremier League2016-17We facilitated a set of workshops to help the Premier League develop different strands of the Premier League Primary Stars programme. A core part of the programme is a website that contains resources and materials for teachers to download and use. We ran sessions to develop the Maths, Health and PE content. This involved bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders who have an interest or knowledge about the field. We ran a session that helped identify what the current issues around the theme were, where the Premier League could add most value and what a vision for resources in this field could be. We then developed more detailed product descriptions for some early resources the Premier League could develop.
Premiership Rugby and BT Supporters FundPremiership RugbyWe worked with the BT Supporters Fund to help them coproduce a project with the Premier League. As a consequence of this when they sought to develop a national programme with Premiership Rugby they asked us to help them gain a joint understanding of what the vision for the programme should be and to build a Theory of Change. The session helped both Premiership Rugby and BT clarify they were developing a locally relevant assets based project that allowed each Premiership Rugby Club to develop a local response to engaging under-represented groups.
Care Home DevelopmentVista2016We ran a session with the Trustees from Vista. This session was needed to help gain consensus from the Trustees about what the organisations approach to their Care Homes should be. The existing Care Homes needed investment and there was an opportunity to build a new Care Home. The session created a forum where concerns, issues and opportunities could be openly discussed and finished by creating a consensus on the Charities approach to care homes
Neighbourhood NetworksLeeds City Council2017We ran two sessions with the Neighbourhood Networks in Leeds. These networks provide a range of services to older people and were last reviewed in 2007. The sessions provided the Networks with an open forum where they could discuss any concerns and allowed the City Council to collect key information to inform the options appraisal. An independent facilitator was needed because of some long standing tensions between the City Council and Neighbourhood Networks
Premier League Charitable FundPLCF2012-presentWe support the PLCF to award grants, monitor and evaluate their projects and programmes. This involves reviewing 6 monthly reports from a wide range of programmes including their PL PFA fund. Through this work we have also supported individual football clubs to develop their outcome measurements
myplace support teamBig Lottery Fund2012-2013As associates to Hall Aitken, we were members of the national myplace support team providing business, strategic and operational planning support to 63 young people’s projects across England
Enterprise trainingPrinces Trust2012-2014Shephard and Moyes Ltd supported the delivery of the Princes Trust Enterprise programme. The work involved working with young people to understand the challenges of starting a business and the specific processes involved in their formation. The work involved delivery of 4 day training to stimulate business ideas and develop a sound basis for business development
Ageing BetterBig Lottery Fund2013-presentAs associates of Hall Aitken we are members of the Support and Development Team for Ageing Better. We act as Lead Advisors for 5 areas. This involves helping to understand and diagnose support needs. We also facilitate a wide range of sessions with groups from across the partnership, supporting them to share learning and exchange ideas.
Care HomesVista2016We ran a session with the Trustees from Vista. This session was needed to help gain consensus from the Trustees about what the organisations approach to their Care Homes should be. The existing Care Homes needed investment and there was an opportunity to build a new Care Home. The session created a forum where concerns, issues and opportunities could be openly discussed and finished by creating a consensus on the Charities approach to care homes
VattenfallMonitoring and Evaluation Framework2016We worked with Vattenfall to develop some foundations for a community fund that would distribute community benefit funding from a local windfarm development. We used Theory of Change to design an application and assessment process and make recommendations for how they could build Monitoring and Evaluation into their work.