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We’re committed to evaluating the outcomes and impact of our work. We’ve signed the NCVO Code of Good Impact Practice and are committed to evaluation that is credible because it is robust, independent, inclusive, transparent and planned. 

Our interactive impact infographic below highlights just some of our achievements during the financial year 2020-21. You can click to explore the activity under our four priorities.


Principles of Commissioning for Wellbeing level 5 qualification - Impact evaluation 

Ƶ worked with partners to develop the Principles of Commissioning for Wellbeing level 5 qualification. The qualification has now been in place for several years and has been accessed by hundreds of commissioners across social care and health, including a version of the qualification contextualised to learning disability and autism.

Ƶ commissioned Melanie Henwood Associates to evaluate the impact of the qualification on commissioning practice. 

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Download the full independent report that found that the qualification had a positive impact on a number of factors including confidence, knowledge about commissioning and increased commitment to coproduction and commissioning in innovative ways. 


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Download the summary report which includes a background to the work, summary of findings and a selection of quotes from commissioners who have undertaken the qualification.


Impact evaluation of Ƶ

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An independent impact evaluation of Ƶ’s activities between 2018 and 2021 has found that we’re economical, efficient and effective, delivering good value for money for the adult social care sector.