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A collaborative approach to monitoring and evaluation: how GOGA is leading the way

Since its inception in 2016, Wavehill have been working with Activity Alliance to evaluate and demonstrate the social and economic impacts of Get Out Get Active (GOGA) a national programme that brings disabled and non-disabled people together to become more active. The programme looks to engage the least active communities in fun and inclusive ways. It provides opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to be active together; improving physical and mental wellbeing and strengthen communities. As a result, the programme also tackles social isolation for many vulnerable people across the UK. Initially funded by Spirit of 2012, the programme is now in its second phase, working across 21 local authority areas across the UK, having successfully confirmed additional funding from the London Marathon Charitable Trust and Sport England in March 2020. Working in partnership with funders, stakeholders, delivery partners and programme beneficiaries, Wavehill have developed a deep understanding of the programme on both a national and local level. This unique local and national perspective provides important context and deeper understanding to local projects in its delivery locations as well as greater insight and understanding to the overall programme evaluation process. Working in collaboration with the GOGA programme team, Wavehill has taken a different approach to monitoring the outcomes of this programme to better evaluate and feedback as the programme progresses. It uses a mixed method approach involving extensive engagement and regular feedback across the programme delivery, instead of providing feedback at the end of the programme. This has enabled all stakeholders to learn and share insights that continue to improve all aspects of the programme (enabling ‘in-flight’ changes), from a local and national perspective. This in turn has led to a deeper understanding of the positive impacts that the programme continues to have, whilst providing timely insights that have also supported funding applications for the second phase of the programme. This feedback loop is a cornerstone of the programme’s success and evidenced at the recent GOGA Conference. Here a number of resources were launched focused on who, what, where and why this programme is important. These resources (including practical tips and examples of how to deliver the ‘GOGA Approach’) and shared learnings are intended to support stakeholders looking to become more active within their communities through a more collaborative approach and were developed from Wavehill’s summative evaluation report from GOGA Phase one and reimagined by GOGA to support the next phase of the programme. Feedback to project stakeholders from Wavehill’s evaluation is structured to share ongoing learning on key emerging issues that support delivery and partnership building by localities. These reports highlight the wider ‘ripple effect’ that partners within, and beyond, the GOGA network have on programme delivery for the inactive across the UK. GOGA Phase 1 demonstrated many positive impacts on physical activity through the approach it adopted with: 59% of GOGA participants stated that 6-9 months after starting on a GOGA project they were doing 20 minutes or more physical activity on average per day, this reaches 65% 15 months after GOGA participation. Disabled GOGA participants showed increased physical activity levels. 50% of disabled people stated they were inactive at the beginning of the programme, this dropped down to 15%, 15 months after GOGA participation. The least active participants strongly associate their GOGA ‘experience’ with an increase in their physical activity levels. 69% say they have become more active, and that for this group, over nine out of ten (91%) attribute this to their GOGA experience. Furthermore the increased engagement in physical activity bring other wellbeing benefits that are noted by the UK Government as being critical in wider local community level health improvements. GOGA Phase 1 evaluation findings also showed that: For the least active, there are statistically significant increases in the average rating of life satisfaction and whether participants believe their life to be worthwhile following participation in the GOGA programme. Happiness has also risen following GOGA participation and the mean average anxiety score (out of 10) has fallen. Those with disabilities also demonstrate similar positive trends in their own sense of wellbeing. The results of this programme and the ongoing approach, continue to hold relevance given the focus the government set out in its Covid-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing Recovery Action Plan announced in April 2021. In a post-Covid recovery, programmes such as GOGA are ever more important in supporting vulnerable, disabled, and non-disabled adults. Building on GOGA’s strong foundation, the second phase of this programme is already having a strong positive impact locally and nationally. Wavehill and Active Alliance’s ongoing collaborative approach continues to uncover new insights from its monitoring and evaluation methods allowing the programme to go from strength to strength in its ability to deliver positive outcomes for inactive disabled and non-disabled people across the UK. Simon Tanner, Project Manager for the GOGA evaluation identified: “As evaluation partners, Wavehill are proud to be such close and valued member of this ambitious programme. Combining the nuance of local learning with oversight of the national programme has enabled greater insights and shared learning for clients, stakeholders, project partners and funders across the UK. The ongoing feedback loop continues to help the programme improve and evolve to support the inactive across the UK. It’s challenged our evaluation team to think hard about how we present findings in the most useful way, so those delivering the programme can utilise them as easily as possible. It’s been great learning for us, and we look forward to further refining our approach as GOGA Phase 2 continues.” For more information please contact Simon Tanner

AIM for GOLD Privacy Notice – Beneficiary Organisations

How we hold and process your information ​ Wavehill have been appointed by Wolverhampton City Council to undertake an evaluation of the AIM for GOLD A4G programme. The key task of the evaluation is to measure the value, impact and effectiveness of the programme. We would like to speak to businesses who have received support from A4G to capture feedback on how they feel that support has been and what the impacts of the support have been for the business. The A4G consortium of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall local authorities have provided us with your name and contact details. The data you provide will only be used for the purposes of this evaluation. Any personal information collected as part of the evaluation is kept confidential. Your answers to the interview will not be made public in a way that could lead to you being identified. Wavehill will produce a report based on the information but this will not identify any individuals. It is also important to note that the team undertaking the evaluation do not work for Wolverhampton CC or any of the organisations that are involved in the delivery or funding of this programme. This is an independent evaluation. Wavehill will delete the information you provide and all personal data relating to this research within six months of the end of the evaluation. If you have any queries regarding the evaluation, please feel free to contact either Declan Turner, who is leading the evaluation (declan.turner@wavehill.com) or Harold Mututa, Head of A4G at Wolverhampton CC (Harold.Mututa@wolverhampton.gov.uk). Under the new data protection legislation, you have the right: To access your personal data held by the A4G programme To require the A4G partners to correct any mistakes in that data. To (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing. For (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’. Please contact Harold Mututa if you wish to do any of these things in relation to this project. If you have any concerns about how your data has been handled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office who is Welsh Government’s independent regulator for data protection. You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113, via the website www.ico.gov.uk , or write to: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. ​ Further information ​ 1. Why is this research happening? ​ Wavehill has been commissioned by Wolverhampton CC to undertake a research and evaluation study of their AIM for GOLD programme. A4G is delivering business support across the local authority areas of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall. As part of the funding stipulation, and independent evaluation has to be conducted to identify best practice and help learning and legacy of the programme to inform future provision. A4G are interested in the effects of the delivery on supported businesses, feedback on the organisation and management of the programme and insight into where things could be improved. 2. What type of information is collected through the survey? ​ The interview focuses on views about how the A4G programme has been managed, delivered and any perceived outcomes as a result of the programme. 3. What is personal data? ​ Personal data means any information that could lead to a person being identified either alone or in combination with other widely-available information, e.g. their name, their address, or details specific to that person. ​ 4. How long will personal data be kept for? ​ Wavehill will hold personal data during the contract period but will delete it six months after the end of the contract. ​ 5. What is the legal basis for collecting and processing the data collected through the survey? ​ The evaluation of the AIM for GOLD programme enables Wolverhampton CC and partners to understand whether the programme is working effectively. It is therefore used to support activities within the public task of the local authorities. That is, the core role and functions of the local authorities. For example, the information collected might be used: To decide whether changes need to be made to A4G Programme To decide whether programmes like A4G should continue in the future To understand the best methods for creating new ways of working, new partnerships, and new models of regeneration. The evaluation is being carried out by Wavehill on behalf of Wolverhampton CC. Your individual participation in the research is voluntary. ​ 6. What is the purpose of processing your answers to the survey? ​ The data is used for research and evaluation purposes only. The data will be analysed to enable the A4G partners to understand the impact and effectiveness of the A4G Programme. This will help the partners decide whether any changes need to be made to the A4G Programme and to establish if this programme is able to deliver new insights into how regeneration initiatives might be improved. The data will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes and it will not be used to take make decisions about you as an individual. ​ 7. Who has access to the personal data collected through the survey? ​ Wavehill will have a copy of the personal data to allow it to carry out the survey and will capture job role and organisation name during this interview. Wavehill will make a written record of the discussion during the interview. These notes will be analysed by researchers at Wavehill to produce a report for Wolverhampton CC and its partners. This report will not identify any individuals participating in the research and the notes will not be shared with Wolverhampton CC and its partners, or anyone else outside of Wavehill. Wavehill will delete all personal data within six months of the end of the project. Wolverhampton CC or its partners will not have access to personal data collected through the interviews.

Accelerate Privacy Notice

How we hold and process your information ​ Wavehill have been appointed by Life Sciences Hub Wales to undertake an evaluation of the Accelerate Programme. The key task of the evaluation is to capture feedback and perceptions of the support provided by the operation and potential impacts. This requires us to capture primary data through interviews and surveys with which we can assess the project. The data you provide will only be used for the purposes of this evaluation. No personal information will be collected as part of the evaluation questions. All information is kept confidential and your answers to the interview will not be made public in a way that could lead to you being identified. Wavehill will produce a report based on the information but this will not identify any individuals. It is also important to note that the team undertaking the evaluation do not work for Life Sciences Hub Wales or any of the organisations that are involved in the delivery or funding of the Accelerate programme. This is an independent evaluation. Wavehill will delete the information you provide relating to this research within six months of the end of the evaluation. This is expected to be 01/11/2022. If you have any questions, please contact Declan Turner (declan.turner@wavehill.com) at Wavehill or Gareth Healey (gareth.healey@lshubwales.com) at Life Sciences Hub Wales. You can also contact the data protection officer for the Welsh Government at DataProtectionOfficer@gov.wales. Under the new data protection legislation, you have the right: · To access your personal data held by LSHW. · To require LSHW to correct any mistakes in that data. · To (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing. · For (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’. Please contact Gareth Healey if you wish to do any of these things in relation to this project. If you have any concerns about how your data has been handled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office who is Welsh Government’s independent regulator for data protection. You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113, via the website www.ico.gov.uk , or write to: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Further information 1. Why is this research happening? Wavehill has been commissioned by the LSHW to undertake a research and evaluation study of the Accelerate Programme. LSHW are interested in learning how effective the programme is at stimulating innovation among the life sciences sector in Wales, the benefits that the projects are receiving from participating and any learning that can be used to refine the delivery. 2. What type of information is collected through the survey? The interview focuses on views about how the Accelerate projects have been managed, delivered and any perceived outcomes as a result of these projects. 3. What is personal data? Personal data means any information that could lead to a person being identified either alone or in combination with other widely-available information, e.g. their name, their address, or details specific to that person. 4. How long will personal data be kept for? Wavehill will hold personal data during the contract period but will delete it six months after the end of the contract. 5. What is the legal basis for collecting and processing the data collected through the survey? The evaluation of the Accelerate programme enables the LSHW to understand whether the programme is working effectively. It is therefore used to support activities within the LSHW public task. That is, the core role and functions of the LSHW. For example, the information collected might be used: · To decide whether changes need to be made to Accelerate Programme · To decide whether programmes like Accelerate should continue in the future · To understand the best methods for creating new ways of working, new partnerships, and new models for stimulating innovation. The evaluation is being carried out by Wavehill on behalf of the LSHW. Your individual participation in the research is voluntary. 6. What is the purpose of processing your answers to the survey? The data is used for research and evaluation purposes only. The data will be analysed to enable LSHW to understand the impact and effectiveness of the Accelerate Programme. This will help the LSHW decide whether any changes need to be made to the Accelerate Programme and to establish if this programme is able to deliver new insights into how innovation initiatives might be improved. The data will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes and it will not be used to take make decisions about you as an individual or your project. 7. Who has access to the personal data collected through the survey? No personal information will be captured through this survey. Wavehill will have a copy of the data provided by LSHW to allow it to carry out the survey and will record feedback during this interview. Wavehill will make a written record of the discussion during the interview. These notes will be analysed by researchers at Wavehill to produce a report for the LSHW. This report will not identify any individuals participating in the research and the notes will not be shared with the LSHW or anyone else outside of Wavehill. Wavehill will delete all personal data within six months of the end of the evaluation.

Access to Finance Privacy Notice – Beneficiary Organisations

​How we hold and process your information Wavehill have been appointed by Oxford Innovation to undertake an evaluation of the ERDF funded Access to Finance programme. The key task of the evaluation is to measure the value, impact and effectiveness of the project. We would like to speak to businesses who have received support from Oxford Innovation to capture feedback on how they feel that support has been and what the impacts of the support have been for the business. Oxford Innovation have provided us with your name and contact details. The data you provide will only be used for the purposes of this evaluation. Any personal information collected as part of the evaluation is kept confidential. Your answers to the survey will not be made public in a way that could lead to you being identified. Wavehill will produce a report based on the information but this will not identify any individuals. It is also important to note that the team undertaking the evaluation do not work for Oxford Innovatoin or any of the organisations that are involved in the delivery or funding of this project. This is an independent evaluation. Wavehill will delete the information you provide and all personal data relating to this research within six months of the end of the evaluation. If you have any queries regarding the evaluation, please feel free to contact Declan Turner, who is leading the evaluation (declan.turner@wavehill.com). Under the new data protection legislation, you have the right: To access your personal data held by the Access to Finance project To require Oxford Innovation to correct any mistakes in that data. To (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing. For (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’. Please contact Heather Coupland (HCoupland@oxin.co.uk) (if you wish to do any of these things in relation to this project. If you have any concerns about how your data has been handled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office which is Welsh Government’s independent regulator for data protection. You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113, via the website , or write to: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. www.ico.org.uk , or write to: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. ​Further information ​ 1. Why is this research happening? Wavehill have been appointed by Oxford Innovation to undertake an evaluation of the ERDF funded Access to Finance programme. Access to Finance is delivering business support across Cornwall. As part of the funding stipulation, an independent evaluation has to be conducted to identify best practice and help learning and legacy of the project to inform future provision. Oxford Innovation is interested in the effects of the delivery on supported businesses, feedback on the organisation and management of the project and insight into where things could be improved. 2. What type of information is collected through the survey? The survey focuses on views about how the Access to Finance project has been delivered and any perceived outcomes as a result of the project. 3. What is personal data? Personal data means any information that could lead to a person being identified either alone or in combination with other widely-available information, e.g. their name, their address, or details specific to that person. ​ 4. How long will personal data be kept for? Wavehill will hold personal data during the contract period but will delete it six months after the end of the contract. ​ 5. What is the legal basis for collecting and processing the data collected through the survey? The evaluation of the Access to Finance project enables Oxford Innovation to understand whether the project is working effectively. It is therefore used to support activities delivered by Oxford Innovation Cornwall. For example, the information collected might be used: To decide whether changes need to be made to Access to Finance Project To decide whether projects like Access to Finance should continue in the future To understand the best methods for creating new ways of working, new partnerships, and new models of regeneration. Your individual participation in the research is voluntary. ​ 6. What is the purpose of processing your answers to the survey? The data is used for research and evaluation purposes only. The data will be analysed to enable Oxford Innovation to understand the impact and effectiveness of the Access to Finance project. This will help Oxford Innovation decide whether any changes need to be made to the Access to Finance project and to establish if this project is able to deliver new insights into how business support and procurement initiatives might be improved. The data will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes and it will not be used to take make decisions about you as an individual. ​ 7. Who has access to the personal data collected through the survey? Wavehill will have a copy of the personal data to allow it to carry out the survey. Responses collected will be analysed by researchers at Wavehill to produce a report for Oxford Innovation. This report will not identify any individuals participating in the research and attributable data will not be shared with Oxford Innovation, or anyone else outside of Wavehill. Wavehill will delete all personal data within six months of the end of the project. Oxford Innovation will not have access to personal data collected through the interviews.

Adeiladu Economi Llesiant: cyfraniad digwyddiadau i Les yr Alban

Mae Adeiladu Economi Llesiant yn un o brif flaenoriaethau Llywodraeth yr Alban. Mae hyn yn golygu adeiladu economi sy’n gynhwysol ac sy’n hyrwyddo cynaliadwyedd, ffyniant a gwydnwch, lle gall busnesau ffynnu ac arloesi. Dylai hefyd gefnogi pob cymuned ledled yr Alban drwy eu galluogi i fanteisio ar gyfleoedd sy’n sicrhau twf a lles lleol. Comisiynodd VisitScotland, ar ran Grŵp Cynghori’r Diwydiant Digwyddiadau, brosiect ymchwil i ddeall sut mae digwyddiadau’n cyfrannu at les yr Alban a nodi mesurau ar gyfer effeithiau lles. Mae’r ymchwil, a gyflwynwyd gan Wavehill: Ymchwil Gymdeithasol ac Economaidd, yn cynnwys adolygiad o ymchwil a thystiolaeth bresennol ac fe’i cynhyrchwyd mewn ymgynghoriad â phobl sy’n ymwneud â digwyddiadau. Gallwch lawrlwytho copi o adroddiad The Contribution of Events to Scotland’s Wellbeing isod. .

Adeiladu’r sylfaen dystiolaeth o ran rhagnodi cymdeithasol

Beth yw rhagnodi cymdeithasol? Mae pobl yn wynebu mwy o bwysau ac o ansicrwydd yn eu bywyd bob dydd. Dengys tystiolaeth fod tua 20% o gleifion yn ymgynghori â’u meddyg teulu ynghylch materion sy’n broblemau cymdeithasol yn bennaf. Yn ogystal, mae cyfyngiadau amseroedd aros ac adnoddau ar y GIG yn golygu bod cael cymorth amserol yn fwyfwy heriol. Gan weithio gyda meddygon teulu, mae rhagnodi cymdeithasol yn darparu offer a chyfleoedd i helpu gyda phroblemau iechyd a lles na ellir eu datrys drwy fodel meddygol yn unig. Mae rhagnodi cymdeithasol yn fodel cyfannol sy’n edrych ar y ffordd ehangach y gallai ein hamgylchedd a’n hamgylchiadau effeithio ar ein hiechyd, gan gynnwys materion fel cyllid, diffyg cysylltiadau cymdeithasol, ac amgylcheddau cartref heriol. Yn ei dro, mae’n galluogi unigolion i fanteisio ar weithgareddau a allai helpu i hybu eu hiechyd a’u lles, drwy ganolbwyntio ar yr heriau ehangach hyn. Gellir cael cymorth drwy grwpiau cymunedol a gwirfoddol sy’n galluogi unigolion i wirfoddoli, dysgu, cymryd rhan mewn chwaraeon neu’r celfyddydau. Gall y canlyniad gynnwys deilliannau iechyd a lles ataliol, ac adweithiol. Wrth wraidd hyn, mae rhagnodi cymdeithasol yn grymuso unigolion i reoli eu hiechyd a’u lles eu hunain, drwy eu galluogi i ddewis gweithgareddau sy’n cefnogi eu hanghenion a’u diddordebau. Pa werth mae rhagnodi cymdeithasol yn ei ddarparu? Mae tystiolaeth yn dod i’r amlwg y gall rhagnodi cymdeithasol arwain at amrywiaeth o ganlyniadau iechyd a lles cadarnhaol i bobl, megis gwell ansawdd bywyd a lles emosiynol. National Academy of Social Prescribing O safbwynt polisi, ni ddylid diystyru gwerth rhagnodi cymdeithasol. Mae wedi’i gynnwys yng Nghynllun Hirdymor y GIG, ac mewn mentrau allweddol eraill gan y llywodraeth gan gynnwys Strategaeth Unigrwydd y llywodraeth, y Cynllun Amgylcheddol 25 Mlynedd, ac Adferiad ar ôl Covid. Mewn adolygiad tystiolaeth yn ddiweddar, priodolwyd rhagnodi cymdeithasol i ostyngiad o 28% yn y defnydd o feddygon teulu a 24% yn y defnydd o Adrannau Damweiniau ac Achosion Brys. Ac eto, wrth wraidd hyn, mae rhagnodi cymdeithasol yn ddull sy’n canolbwyntio ar yr unigolyn, ac sy’n darparu cymorth wedi’i deilwra’n bersonol, ac mae iddo nifer o fanteision, sy’n amrywio o iechyd meddwl gwell i safon uwch o wydnwch cymunedol. Pa enghreifftiau o ragnodi cymdeithasol sydd ar waith? Mae’r wythnos hon yn wythnos rhagnodi cymdeithasol. Yn Wavehill rydym wedi bod yn myfyrio ar yr effeithiau trawsnewidiol y gall presgripsiynau cymdeithasol eu cael ar unigolion a’u cymunedau, rhywbeth rydym wedi’i weld â’n llygaid ein hunain yn ystod ein gwaith gwerthuso. Drwy ddeall y cysylltiad sydd rhwng iechyd a lles, gallwn asesu beth all manteision ac effeithiau hirdymor rhagnodi cymdeithasol fod. Mae hyn yn seiliedig ar ein profiad o werthuso ystod eang o brosiectau ar draws gwahanol fathau o ymyriadau amserol, gydag unigolion a chymunedau ledled y DU, dros y blynyddoedd diwethaf. Mae’r ymyriadau’n amrywio ar gyfer chwaraeon ac ymyriadau corfforol fel rhaglen genedlaethol yr Activity Alliance. Mae’r rhaglen hon yn dod â phobl ag anableddau a heb anableddau at ei gilydd drwy fentrau chwaraeon cymunedol ledled y DU. Gan weithio gyda phartneriaid cyflawni Get Out Get Active (GOGA), mae’r rhaglen, ers ei sefydlu yn 2016, wedi gweld cynnydd ystadegol arwyddocaol yn nifer y cyfranogwyr sy’n nodi eu bod yn teimlo mwy o foddhad mewn bywyd, a mwy o ymdeimlad fod eu bywyd yn werth chweil, ac wedi nodi gostyngiad mewn lefelau pryder. Mae deall y cyd-destun lleol a chenedlaethol yn hanfodol. Mae’r rhaglen Thriving Communities yn darparu ymyriadau lleol gan gymunedau lleol ledled y DU. Rydym yn cynnal ymchwil ar draws 36 o brosiectau a ariennir yng Nghymru a Lloegr, er mwyn deall a dangos y cyfraniad y maent wedi’i wneud i ddarparu gweithgareddau rhagnodi cymdeithasol yn eu hardaloedd lleol, a’r manteision a gronnwyd. Mae safbwynt lleol hefyd yn hanfodol. Yn Northumberland, er enghraifft, rydym yn gwerthuso 5 prosiect peilot sy’n canolbwyntio ar ddarparu gwell gweithgareddau rhagnodi cymdeithasol i unigolion â chyflyrau niwroamrywiol a chyflyrau iechyd meddwl. Mae grymuso a galluogi pobl i reoli eu hiechyd a’u lles drwy ymyriadau amserol yn dod yn fwy poblogaidd ymhlith sefydliadau lleol a chenedlaethol ledled y DU, yn ogystal â chyda llunwyr polisi. Mae Wavehill yn cyfrannu at y sylfaen dystiolaeth sy’n dangos yr effaith gadarnhaol y mae rhagnodi cymdeithasol yn ei chael ar unigolion a chymunedau.

Ailddatblygu Canolfan Cwm Taf

Mae Wavehill yn cynnal arolwg efo fusnesau canol Tref Pontypridd. Mae'r wybodaeth a gesglir yn cael ei defnyddio i werthuso ailddatblygiad gwerth £38 miliwn dan arweiniad swyddfa RCT CBC o’r hen ganolfan siopa Cwm Taf. Derbyniodd y prosiect £10 miliwn o gefnogaeth o Lywodraeth Cymru trwy'r rhaglen Adeiladu ar gyfer y Dyfodol sy'n cynnwys Cronfa Datblygu Ranbarthol Ewropeaidd (ERDF) gwerth £7 miliwn gan Raglen ERDF Gorllewin Cymru a’r Cymoedd, Amcan Penodol 4.4 - i gynyddu cyflogaeth trwy fuddsoddiadau mewn isadeiledd lleol sy'n cefnogi strategaeth economaidd ranbarthol neu drefol. Bydd y gwerthusiad yn asesu effeithiolrwydd y datblygiad yn erbyn nodau'r prosiect, yn ogystal â nodau ehangach y rhaglen Adeiladu ar gyfer y Dyfodol a Rhaglen ERDF Gorllewin Cymru a’r Cymoedd, Amcan Penodol 4.4. Defnyddir y data a gesglir yma i ddeall sut mae canfyddiadau o ganol y dref wedi newid efo’r ailddatblygiad. Mae cymryd rhan yn yr ymchwil yn wirfoddol. Gallwch benderfynu peidio â chymryd rhan cyn neu yn ystod y cyfweliad a gallwch ddewis peidio ag ateb rhai cwestiynau os yw'n well gennych. Ni chasglir unrhyw wybodaeth bersonol, ac ni fydd eich atebion yn gysylltiedig â chi mewn unrhyw ffordd. Cyfrinachedd Bydd y data a gesglir yn cael ei storio’n ddiogel ar ein systemau (Wavehill) am tua chwe mis ar ôl i ddiwedd yr ymchwil (rhagwelir mai tua Hydref 2021 fydd hyn). Bydd unrhyw sylwadau a wnewch yn gyfrinachol a dim ond yn cael ei defnyddio ar gyfer ddibenion y gwerthusiad yma. Ni fydd eich sylwadau yn cael eu priodoli i chi oni bai eich bod yn rhoi caniatâd penodol i ni wneud hyn. Mae hyn yn golygu y bydd yn amhosib i unrhyw un eich adnabod o unrhyw adroddiadau cyhoeddedig oherwydd bydd y wybodaeth yn ddienw. Mae'n hefyd pwysig nodi nad yw'r tîm sy'n cynnal yr astudiaeth yn gweithio i Gyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Rhondda Cynon Taf nac unrhyw un o'r sefydliadau sy'n ymwneud â chyflawni neu ariannu'r prosiect hwn. Gwerthusiad annibynnol yw hwn. Os oes gennych unrhyw sylwadau neu os hoffech drafod unrhyw elfen o'r gwerthusiad, gallwch gysylltu â Tom Marshall sy'n arwain tîm Wavehill sy'n cynnal y gwerthusiad (tom.marshall@wavehill.com | 01545 571711) neu, gallwch gysylltu ag Andrea Virgo, Arweinydd Prosiect y Tîm Ffyniant a Datblygiad efo Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Rhondda Cynon Taf (andrea.virgo@rctcbc.gov.uk). O dan y ddeddfwriaeth diogelu data newydd, mae gennych yr hawl: ​ I gael mynediad at eich data personol a gedwir gan Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Rhondda Cynon Taf I’w gwneud yn ofynnol i Gyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Rhondda Cynon Taf i gywiro unrhyw gamgymeriadau sydd yn y data. I wrthwynebu (mewn rhai amgylchiadau) neu gyfyngu ar brosesu. I’ch data gael ei ‘dileu’ (mewn rhai amgylchiadau). Cysylltwch ag Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Rhondda Cynon Taf os ydych yn dymuno gwneud unrhyw un o’r pethau hyn mewn perthynas â’r prosiect hwn. Os oes gennych unrhyw bryderon ynghylch sut mae eich data wedi cael ei drin, gallwch gyflwyno cwyn i Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth ar 01625 545 745 neu 0303 123 1113, neu drwy’r wefan www.ico.gov.uk, neu ysgrifennwch at: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Anglesey Online Questionnaire for Project Stakeholders

How we hold and process your information Wavehill have been commissioned by Menter Môn, on behalf of the Arloesi Môn Local Action Group, to undertake an independent evaluation of the implementation and outcomes of the LEADER programme in Anglesey which is Arloesi Môn. As part of the evaluation this questionnaire has been distributed to the database of individuals and organisations that have been involved with a project funded by Arloesi Môn. Essentially, we are looking at how well the programme has been managed and what difference it is making in Anglesey. Participation in the online survey is voluntary. You can decide to not take part or can choose to not answer certain questions if you prefer. Any personal information collected as part of the survey is kept confidential. Your answers to the survey will not be made public in a way that could lead to you or your project being identified. The information is only used for research and evaluation purposes. Wavehill will produce a report based on the data but this will not identify any individuals If you have any questions regarding the survey or the evaluation more generally, please contact Endaf Griffiths at Wavehill (endaf.griffiths@wavehill.com | 01545 571711) or Sioned Morgan at Menter Mon (sioned@mentermon.com). You can also contact the data protection officer for the Welsh Government at DataProtectionOfficer@gov.wales. Under the new data protection legislation, you have the right: To access your personal data held by Menter Môn To require Menter Môn to correct any mistakes in that data. To (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing. For (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’. Please contact the Sioned Morgan if you wish to do any of these things in relation to this project. If you have any concerns about how your data has been handled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office who is Welsh Government’s independent regulator for data protection. You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113, via the website www.ico.gov.uk , or write to: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. ​ Further information 1. Why is this research happening? We are looking to speak to individuals and organisations that have been involved with a project funded by Arloesi Môn to obtain feedback about the project and working with Arloesi Môn. The aim of the evaluation is to look at how well the LEADER programme has been managed and what difference it is making in Anglesey. ​ 2. What type of information is collected through the survey? The survey focuses on your experience of the LEADER programme, particularly the application process, and (if applicable) what your project has achieved to date. 3. What is personal data? Personal data means any information that could lead to a person being identified either alone or in combination with other widely-available information, e.g. their name, their address, or details specific to that person. Wavehill uses personal data provided by Menter Môn to facilitate this online survey, for example, your name and contact details. 4. How long will personal data be kept for? Wavehill will hold personal data during the contract period but will delete it within three months of the end of the project. 5. What is the legal basis for collecting and processing the data collected through the survey? The evaluation of the LEADER programme enables Menter Môn and Arloesi Môn Local Action Group to understand whether the programme is working effectively. It is therefore used to support activities within Angleseys' Council’s public task. That is, the core role and functions of the Council. For example, the information collected might be used: To decide whether changes need to be made to the LEADER programme To decide whether schemes like the LEADER programme should continue in the future To understand the best ways to support organisations in Anglesey. The evaluation has been commissioned by Menter Môn on behalf of Arloesi Môn Local Action Group. Your individual participation in the research is voluntary. ​ 6. What is the purpose of processing your answers to the survey? The data is used for research and evaluation purposes only. The data will be analysed to enable Menter Môn and Arloesi Môn Local Action Group to understand the impact and effectiveness of the LEADER programme. This will help to decide whether any changes need to be made to LEADER programme and how support for organisations should develop in the future. The data will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes and it will not be used to take make decisions about you as an individual or your organisation. 7. Who has access to the personal data collected through the survey? Wavehill will have a copy of the personal data to allow it to carry out the survey. They will delete personal data within three months of the end of the project. The answers you provide will be analysed by researchers at Wavehill to produce a report for Menter Môn and Arloesi Môn Local Action Group. This report will not identify any individuals participating in the research and the answers will not be shared with Menter Môn and Arloesi Môn Local Action Group or anyone else outside of Wavehill. Wavehill will delete all personal data within three months of the end of the project. Menter Môn and Arloesi Môn Local Action Group will not have access to personal data collected through the online survey. ​

Anglesey Online Questionnaire for Project Stakeholders

How we hold and process your information Wavehill have been commissioned by Menter Môn, on behalf of the Arloesi Môn Local Action Group, to undertake an independent evaluation of the implementation and outcomes of the LEADER programme in Anglesey which is Arloesi Môn. As part of the evaluation this questionnaire has been distributed to the database of individuals and organisations that have been involved with a project funded by Arloesi Môn. Essentially, we are looking at how well the programme has been managed and what difference it is making in Anglesey. Participation in the online survey is voluntary. You can decide to not take part or can choose to not answer certain questions if you prefer. Any personal information collected as part of the survey is kept confidential. Your answers to the survey will not be made public in a way that could lead to you or your project being identified. The information is only used for research and evaluation purposes. Wavehill will produce a report based on the data but this will not identify any individuals If you have any questions regarding the survey or the evaluation more generally, please contact Endaf Griffiths at Wavehill (endaf.griffiths@wavehill.com | 01545 571711) or Sioned Morgan at Menter Mon (sioned@mentermon.com). You can also contact the data protection officer for the Welsh Government at DataProtectionOfficer@gov.wales. Under the new data protection legislation, you have the right: To access your personal data held by Menter Môn To require Menter Môn to correct any mistakes in that data. To (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing. For (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’. Please contact the Sioned Morgan if you wish to do any of these things in relation to this project. If you have any concerns about how your data has been handled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office who is Welsh Government’s independent regulator for data protection. You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113, via the website www.ico.gov.uk , or write to: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. ​ Further information 1. Why is this research happening? We are looking to speak to individuals and organisations that have been involved with a project funded by Arloesi Môn to obtain feedback about the project and working with Arloesi Môn. The aim of the evaluation is to look at how well the LEADER programme has been managed and what difference it is making in Anglesey. ​ 2. What type of information is collected through the survey? The survey focuses on your experience of the LEADER programme, particularly the application process, and (if applicable) what your project has achieved to date. 3. What is personal data? Personal data means any information that could lead to a person being identified either alone or in combination with other widely-available information, e.g. their name, their address, or details specific to that person. Wavehill uses personal data provided by Menter Môn to facilitate this online survey, for example, your name and contact details. 4. How long will personal data be kept for? Wavehill will hold personal data during the contract period but will delete it within three months of the end of the project. 5. What is the legal basis for collecting and processing the data collected through the survey? The evaluation of the LEADER programme enables Menter Môn and Arloesi Môn Local Action Group to understand whether the programme is working effectively. It is therefore used to support activities within Angleseys' Council’s public task. That is, the core role and functions of the Council. For example, the information collected might be used: To decide whether changes need to be made to the LEADER programme To decide whether schemes like the LEADER programme should continue in the future To understand the best ways to support organisations in Anglesey. The evaluation has been commissioned by Menter Môn on behalf of Arloesi Môn Local Action Group. Your individual participation in the research is voluntary. ​ 6. What is the purpose of processing your answers to the survey? The data is used for research and evaluation purposes only. The data will be analysed to enable Menter Môn and Arloesi Môn Local Action Group to understand the impact and effectiveness of the LEADER programme. This will help to decide whether any changes need to be made to LEADER programme and how support for organisations should develop in the future. The data will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes and it will not be used to take make decisions about you as an individual or your organisation. 7. Who has access to the personal data collected through the survey? Wavehill will have a copy of the personal data to allow it to carry out the survey. They will delete personal data within three months of the end of the project. The answers you provide will be analysed by researchers at Wavehill to produce a report for Menter Môn and Arloesi Môn Local Action Group. This report will not identify any individuals participating in the research and the answers will not be shared with Menter Môn and Arloesi Môn Local Action Group or anyone else outside of Wavehill. Wavehill will delete all personal data within three months of the end of the project. Menter Môn and Arloesi Môn Local Action Group will not have access to personal data collected through the online survey. ​

Archwilio rhwystrau i waith ymhlith gofalwyr di-dâl

Ledled Cymru a Lloegr, amcangyfrifir bod 1.2 miliwn o weithwyr yn darparu 30 awr neu fwy yr wythnos o ofal i deulu neu ffrindiau yn ogystal â gwneud eu swydd gyflogedig. Mae gofalwyr di-dâl yn wynebu amrywiaeth o rwystrau a all ei gwneud yn anodd cydbwyso gwaith gofal â gwaith cyflogedig, ac mae ymchwil flaenorol wedi dangos bod 44% o ofalwyr yn wynebu anawsterau wrth gyfuno gwaith cyflogedig â gwaith gofal. Yn ogystal â hyn, mae gofalwyr a allai fod yn ystyried dychwelyd i waith cyflogedig, yn wynebu rhwystrau ychwanegol wrth chwilio am waith. Ers 2019, mae Wavehill wedi bod yn helpu Carers Trust i werthuso effaith Working for Carers. Yn brosiect cyflogadwyedd sy’n cefnogi gofalwyr di-dâl a chyn-ofalwyr yn Llundain i symud yn nes at gyflogaeth, mae Working for Carers yn cael ei ariannu ar y cyd gan Gronfa Gymdeithasol Ewrop a Chronfa Gymunedol y Loteri Genedlaethol. Yn y cyfnod hwn, rydym wedi dysgu llawer am y rhwystrau sy’n ei gwneud yn anodd i ofalwyr gael mynediad at gyfleoedd gwaith â thâl, gan gynnwys y canlynol: · Dywedodd 68% o ofalwyr wrthym fod diffyg cyfleoedd sy’n cyd-fynd â’u rôl gofalu yn rhwystr iddynt gael mynediad i’r gweithle. · Dywedodd 1 o bob 3 gofalwr wrthym eu bod yn ei chael yn anodd cael gafael ar ofal amgen er mwyn eu galluogi i gael gwaith. · Dywedodd 17% o ofalwyr wrthym fod pryderon am stigma yn y gweithle yn rhwystr iddynt ddechrau gweithio. · Dywedodd bron i 1 o bob 3 gofalwr wrthym fod pryderon ariannol, megis tynnu Lwfans Gofalwr yn ôl, neu fudd-daliadau eraill, wedi ei gwneud yn anodd iddynt gael mynediad i’r gweithle. Gan adeiladu ar ein canfyddiadau blaenorol, rydym yn teimlo’n gyffrous i fod yn gweithio unwaith eto gyda’r Carers Trust a Working for Carers i weld pa gymorth sydd ei angen ar ofalwyr di-dâl i gael mynediad at weithleoedd ledled y DU, a ffynnu ynddynt. Cymryd rhan yn ein hymchwil Er mwyn ein helpu i ddeall y materion a’r rhwystrau y mae gofalwyr yn eu hwynebu ledled Cymru a Lloegr, hoffem glywed gennych: · os ydych yn ofalwr nawr, neu’n gyn-ofalwr, ac fe hoffech ein helpu i ddeall pa gymorth sydd ei angen ar ofalwyr er mwyn cael gwaith cyflogedig. Llanwch ein harolwg byr Cymorth Cyflogaeth i Ofalwyr. · os ydych yn ofalwr sydd ar hyn o bryd yn cydbwyso gwaith gofal â gwaith cyflogedig, fe hoffem ddeall yn well beth sydd angen ei wneud i gefnogi gofalwyr yn y gweithle. Llanwch ein harolwg byr Cymorth Cyflogaeth i Ofalwyr. · os ydych yn gweithio i Ganolfan Gofalwyr, gallwch gymryd rhan drwy ein helpu i fapio pa gymorth cyflogadwyedd sydd ar gael ar hyn o bryd i ofalwyr ledled y DU. Bydd ein harolygon ar-lein ar agor tan 4 Ebrill, ac ar ôl y dyddiad hwn byddwn yn cynnal cyfres o weithdai gyda gofalwyr i ddeall mwy am y cymorth yr hoffai gofalwyr ei dderbyn. Am fwy o wybodaeth cysylltwch â Chloe Maughan. Ariannwyd y prosiect gan:

Building a Wellbeing Economy: the contribution of events to Scotland’s Wellbeing

Building a Wellbeing Economy is a top priority for the Scottish Government. This means building an economy that is inclusive and promotes sustainability, prosperity and resilience, where businesses can thrive and innovate. It should also support all communities across Scotland by enabling them to access opportunities that deliver local growth and wellbeing. VisitScotland, on behalf of the Event Industry Advisory Group, commissioned a research project to understand how events contribute to Scotland's wellbeing and identify measures for wellbeing impacts. The research, delivered by Wavehill Social and Economic Research, comprised a review of existing research and evidence and was produced in consultation with people involved in events. Download a copy of The Contribution of Events to Scotland’s Wellbeing report here below. .

Building the evidence base around social prescribing

What is social prescribing? People are facing more pressures and uncertainties in their everyday life. Evidence shows that around 20% of patients consult their GP about issues that are primarily social problems. In addition, longer waiting time and resource constraints on the NHS make getting timely support increasingly more challenging. Working with GPs, social prescribing provides tools and opportunities to support health and wellbeing that cannot be resolved by a purely medical model alone. Social prescribing is a holistic model that looks at the wider way our environment and circumstances may impact our health, including issues like finances, a lack of social connectedness, and challenging home environments. In turn it enables individuals to access activities that may help to boost their health and wellbeing, by focusing on these wider challenges. Support can be accessed through community and voluntary groups enabling individuals to volunteer, learn, participate in sports or the arts. The result can include both preventative and reactive health and wellbeing outcomes. At its heart, social prescribing empowers individuals to take control of their own health and wellbeing, by enabling them to select activities that support their needs and interests. What value does social prescribing provide? There is emerging evidence that social prescribing can lead to a range of positive health and wellbeing outcomes for people, such as improved quality of life and emotional wellbeing. National Academy of Social Prescribing From a policy perspective, the value of social prescribing cannot be underestimated. It has been included in the NHS Long Term Plan, and in other key government initiatives including the government’s Loneliness Strategy, the 25 Year Environmental Plan and Covid Recovery. In a recent evidence review, social prescribing was attributed to a reduced use of GPs by 28%, and attendance to A&E by 24%. Yet at the heart, social prescribing is a person-centred approach that provides personalised tailored support with a range of benefits, from improved mental health to improved community resilience. What are examples of social prescribing in action? This week is social prescribing week. At Wavehill we have been reflecting on the transformational impacts social prescription can have for individuals and their communities, which we have witnessed first-hand during our evaluation work. By understanding the link between health and wellbeing we can assess what the long-term benefits and impacts of social prescribing can be. This is built on our experience from evaluating a wide range of projects across different types of timely interventions with individuals and communities across the UK over recent years. The interventions range for sports and physical interventions such as the Activity Alliance national programme. This programme brings together both people with and without disabilities through community sports initiatives across the UK. Working with delivery partners Get Out Get Active (GOGA) the programme has, since its inception in 2016 seen a statistically significant increase in participants reporting improved life satisfaction and a sense of life being worthwhile and, noted declines in anxiety levels. Understanding both the local and national context is vital. The Thriving Communities programme provides local interventions by local communities around the UK. We are undertaking research across 36 funded projects in England and Wales to understand and demonstrate the contribution they have made to delivering social prescribing activities in their local areas and the benefits that have been accrued. A local perspective is also vital. In Northumberland for example, we are evaluating 5 pilot projects focused on providing enhanced social prescribing activities for individuals with neurodiverse and mental health conditions. Empowering and enabling people to take control of their health and wellbeing through timely interventions is creating traction amongst local and national organisations across the UK as well as policy makers. Wavehill are contributing to the evidence base that demonstrates the positive impact social prescribing is having on individuals and communities.