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Identifying needs and assessing impact of interventions are essential for maximising return on investment.  Our network of specialist associates can help to provide robust and objective research and evaluation assessments for:  

  • Community engagement – finding out what different groups of people want and the support they require to overcome their barriers by: using participatory appraisal techniques with individuals and groups to establish needs, identify barriers or seek views to options and proposals.
  • Health Related Need Assessments – mapping current opportunities and identifying priorities for sustained growth in participation by: desk research, structured interviews, mapping and community engagement to identify needs and practical solutions for addressing them.
  • Evaluation – of projects, programmes, delivery plans & strategies by: analysing impact against intended outcomes by reviewing headline statistics and monitoring data and by gaining evidence from stakeholders, commissioners, frontline deliverers, users and beneficiaries.
  • Equality Impact Assessments – ensuring no one is inadvertently disadvantaged because of their age, gender, disability, religion, sexuality or ethnicity by: using equality impact frameworks for major new projects, programmes and other interventions.


VAGA has supported:

  • Lambeth Council and NHS
  • Olympic Delivery Agency
  • Southwark Council and NHS
  • Stoke-on-Trent NHS
  • UK Sport

Case Studies

Examples of our work include:


"The Report was really good and helpful.  It gave us the evidence for increasing investment in this area and to pilot the new MyAction programme."
Bimpe Oki, Assistant Director, NHS Lambeth


Download a copy of our Needs & Impact Assessments Brochure.

If you have any queries, or would like further information, please contact us. 

Nikki Enoch
Mobile: 07989-351047
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