Research into the Life Journey of Young People NEET in Merthyr Tydfil

Wavehill were commissioned in March 2016 to undertake research into the life journey experiences of 98 young people in Merthyr Tydfil identified as an at-risk group of becoming young people not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). They were the first group of beneficiaries to benefit from enhanced support arrangements put in place by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. The research identified the impacts of this enhanced support, the sustained outcomes experienced by the young people involved, and where further developments or enhancements are needed to the new NEET strategy and delivery in Merthyr Tydfil to continue the progress the authority has made in its work with young peopl

Engaging with the Hardest to Reach across London

The Prince’s Trust commissioned Wavehill to evaluate its outreach activities across London, funded as part of a £1m/year package of support granted by the City Bridge Trust (CBT) to target the hardest to reach young people, and support them into education and employment. The evaluation involves primary research with young people and observational research in the hubs that deliver services to the young people. The research also includes the application of cost benefit analysis – conforming to HMT’s Green Book. The evaluation helped Prince's Trust assess the effectiveness of their ongoing development specifically around outreach and the processes by which the Prince’s Trust recruits young peop

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2017

Wavehill were commissioned by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council in September 2016 to undertake a full update of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment for the area in line with Welsh Government statutory requirements. The main data collection undertaken, with direct support of the Early Years and Childcare Team and the Family Information Service (FIS) at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, involved a full assessment of the demand and supply of childcare in the county borough. It included Analysis of the Self-Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) data from the CSSIW for all registered childcare providers in Merthyr Tydfil; Telephone survey of non-CSSIW registered childcare settings and


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