Giving Time, Giving Help EvaluationAge UK Islington

Third Sector Evaluation & Review Third Sector & Social Enterprise

Mobilise was commissioned by Age UK Islington to undertake an evaluation of Giving Time, Giving Help (GTGH) Project. Inspired by Islington Giving, GTGH is a unique developmental project that aims to reduce social isolation in elderly people in Islington by encouraging older people to take part in local activities hosted by volunteers and utilising a diverse range of venues across Islington.

Mobilise developed a Theory of Change drawing on research in the field and establishing indicators and outcomes for the review measuring these against both quantitative service data and qualitative data gathered from service users and volunteers.  Our final recommendations were developed through a co-design workshop with the project reference group.

Through this evaluation, Mobilise helped illustrate to Age UK Islington what aspects of GTGH are working, the impact of the work on beneficiaries and what areas could be built upon. Our findings and report will show funders how GTGH is benefiting older people in Islington. Our evaluation will shape how Age UK Islington takes this exciting and innovative project to the next level.