Over the past year we have worked with the Scottish House of Care Programme to evaluate the impact of their work.

The House of Care Programme is a partnership between:

The House of Care Programme aims to transform primary care to focus on what matters to people. It is part of a family of approaches seeking to shift health and social care to more preventative, personal outcome focused, person centred and asset-based approaches. We are delighted to share our final evaluation report from this work.

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Read the report

From fixer to facilitator: evaluation of the House of Care Programme in Scotland

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Our evaluation approach

The evaluation was carried out using the Matter of Focus approach, a tried and tested, theory based approach to understanding the contribution a programme has made to improved outcomes.

The approach is specifically designed to evaluate complex, people-based interventions such as the House of Care where it is not possible to simply measure the difference made.

Sharing the findings


Text reads: Evaluating health and social care transformation_learning from the House of Care programme

Join our interactive webinar on 6th October 2020 to hear from different stakeholders involved in the evaluation, and the opportunity to reflect on how the learning from this work could be applied to your own project or programme. Find out more.



Text reads: Evaluation Stories with Lothian House of Care. Transforming health and care systems for people living with long term conditions an outcome-focused approach

You may also be interested to watch the recording of a webinar we hosted with Lothian House of Care in March 2020, in which we talk about the findings from their local evaluation, also carried out using the Matter of Focus approach. Find out more.


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