Merthyr Tydfil Economic Growth Strategy

In September 2016, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council engaged Wavehill Ltd to help them to further develop the Economic Growth Strategy (EGS) and Action Plan which was in an embryonic form at the time of engagement. The work needed to account for emerging issues from the City Deal to help position and align the EGS with these important developments. A further requirement was to ensure the incorporation of key issues and strategic cornerstones identified by the Skills Needs work completed earlier in 2016, draw on findings from the NEET Journey work plus other material related to the work of the Local Skills and Innovation Partnership for South East Wales, and emerging issues related to rec

National Families First Cost Savings Tool Development

Wavehill were commissioned in December 2017 by Merthyr Tydfil CBC on behalf of the National Group of Families First Programmes and the Welsh Government to develop a common national preventative costs savings calculator. It was expected that initially the costs savings calculator would apply to Team Around the Family (TAF) models within the Families First Programme, but would incorporate approaches that can be used flexibly depending on different Local Authority requirements. The work was responding to requirements contained in the revised Families First Programme Guidance (2017), which places an expectation on Local Authorities to consider and evidence the long term savings (realised through

Get Out & Get Active

In June 2016, Wavehill was commissioned by English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) to undertake an ongoing evaluation of their ‘Get Out & Get Active’ (GOGA) programme. The GOGA initiative will invest £4.5 million across the UK to develop, deliver and learn from exciting new ways to capture inactive people into active recreation. On behalf of the four Home Nation Disability Sport Organisations, the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is leading a uniquely inclusive and dynamic partnership which will see real change in eighteen main locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. A robust evaluation is critical to the success of this programme for two key reason


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