Why do we do it?

Self-evaluation enables us, and others, to be sure that the activity is having the desired and necessary impact.

The primary reason for undertaking self-evaluation is to measure and increase the impact of CLD for young people, adults and communities. There are many benefits to this:

  • Self-evaluation that is undertaken in partnership with service users provides an ideal opportunity to work with learners to recognise and maximise the impact, and to find out more about the goals they want to achieve.
  • The findings provide useful information to feed into performance reports and the information required by¬†organisations, agencies and partnerships to plan future services and strategies.
  • It provides evidence about the impact of CLD and its value for money, which is crucial for funders and future funders, and those responsible for setting budgets.