Clients

No matter how careful the analysis is, sooner or later every organisation gets to a point where the available information is not sufficient to make a decision. We have helped the organisations below by making full sense of, and keeping true to information.

Welsh Government

Welsh Government

Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill

In 2017, we reviewed the regulatory impact assessment for this Bill. The Finance Committee discussed our results at stage 2 of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales. Read about the Bill; our report

Department for Education

Department for Education

Strategic School Improvement Fund

In 2017, we evaluated the process for round one of this fund, whose aim was to improve school performance and pupil attainment. We did a document review, a school survey, and interviews with staff. Read our report

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Two dynamic purchasing systems to provide: digital, and system transformation services

From 2017 to 2022, we will be part of two frameworks that support the Unit with information strategy, business change, and user experience analysis. This includes clinical commissioning groups, general practices, and social care.

Rotherham Borough Council

Rotherham Borough Council

Cost efficiency of youth offending team

In 2017, we analysed the relationship between spending, and outcomes achieved by the youth offending team in Rotherham. This was between 2010-11 and 2014-15. Our findings helped understand value for money. Check our maps

HM Government

HM Government

Research marketplace

Since 2018, we are a supplier on this dynamic purchasing system. Our services include education and children’s services; health and social care; criminal justice; and employment policies.

Department for Education

Department for Education

Call for evidence on changes to sex and relationship education

In 2018, we drew out the views of a random sample of 750 parents and 750 young persons out of over 18,000 online responses to the call. We did this by using content analysis. Our work helped to develop new guidance for schools. Read our report; more

Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottinghamshire County Council

Outcome monitoring in early help children’s services

In 2016-17, we evaluated the outcomes of 13 to 17 year olds before and after participating in early help children’s services, including strengths and difficulties, mental wellbeing, and family environment. Read our report

Department for Education

Department for Education

The costs of providing levels 4 and 5 in further education

In 2017, we estimated the funding and spending required for qualifications such as higher apprenticeships. This was based on interviews with providers. Our focus was on science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). Read our report

National Children’s Bureau

National Children’s Bureau

Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP)

From 2018 to 2020, we are on the list of evaluation and research preferred suppliers for this partnership. Our services include implementation, process, impact, and economic evaluations; quantitative research; and mapping studies.

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit

Framework agreement for the provision of evidence reviews, public health support and service evaluation

From 2017 to 2021, we will be part of the framework supporting the Unit with evidence reviews, Public Health analysis, formative and summative evaluations, surveys, and health economics.

Department for Education

Department for Education

Education and children’s social care dynamic purchasing system

From 2017 to 2020, we will provide education and training, and social work and related services as part of this framework, which supports the work of the Department for Education.

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest

Specialist professional services

Between 2018 and 2022, we are part of the framework providing health, social care, and education consultancy to Waltham Forrest and Redbridge, including services for adults and children.

Children’s Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner

Measuring children’s health vulnerabilities

In 2017, we reviewed over 200 estimates relevant to physical and mental health, and special educational needs and disabilities, including statistical datasets and peer reviewed journals. Read our report; our spreadsheets; more

Action for Children

Action for Children

Children in need

In 2017, we looked into the characteristics of over one million referrals to children’s services that resulted in no further action, including those that got referred multiple times. Read our report; more

College of Policing

College of Policing

Systematic map of vulnerability

In 2016, we reviewed the international evidence on how police officers can get better at spotting signs, and understanding risks in relation to vulnerable people

Dartington Social Research Unit

Dartington Social Research Unit

Costing tool

In 2016, in partnership with Dartington Social Research Unit, we developed a software tool to estimate the unit costs of programmes and projects in line with the Green Book. Read more

Department for Education

Department for Education

Children’s services: spending and delivery

In 2016-17, working with the Early Intervention Foundation, we did statistical analysis, and interviews to understand spending by children’s services. This was in the context of the spending review. Read our report check our maps

Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund

Economic analysis of Realising Ambition

In 2015-17, in partnership with Dartington Social Research Unit, Aldaba did economic analyses of the 25 projects sponsored by Realising Ambition, a programme that supports vulnerable young people. Read our report

Family Nurse Partnership

Family Nurse Partnership

The economic case

Working with Dartington Social Research Unit, in 2014-17 we examined the economic case for this programme for young mums and their children. We also estimated numbers of cases for each nurse in various scenarios. Read our report

Impetus-PEF

Impetus-PEF

Evaluation of charities that support young people through education, training and employment

In 2014-15, we supported Impetus-PEF to manage its investments. The aim was to build up the capacity of the third sector organisations under its portfolio based on evaluative information. Read our report; read more

Buckinghamshire County Council

Buckinghamshire County Council

Evaluation of Prevention Matters

In 2014-15, in partnership with Apteligen and LG Futures, we managed the evaluation of Prevention Matters, a programme for vulnerable adults. Our focus was on interviews with users, and impact and cost-benefit analyses. Read our report

Department for Education

Department for Education

Children’s mental health

Dr Miguel Garcia-Sanchez, Director of Aldaba, is a member of the Department for Education’s Associate Pool. In 2015-17, Miguel and his team advised the Department on attainment gaps, children’s services spending, and mental health.

Department for Education

Department for Education

Closing the attainment gap

In 2015, we undertook research into the evidence available on the impact of funding on the attainment gap that exists between disadvantaged children and their peers. Read more

Cabinet Office, Project Oracle, NCVYS and Social Research Unit

Cabinet Office, Project Oracle, NCVYS and Social Research Unit

Costing evaluation of Centre for Youth Impact’s early adopters

In partnership with the Social Research Unit, in 2014-15 we applied our costing approach to the early adopter organisations that are part of the Centre for Youth Impact. Read more

Communities and Local Government, and Locality

Communities and Local Government, and Locality

Strategic planning and cost benefit analyses for Our Place

Our Place is a £4.3 million programme that supports local areas to break new ground in service transformation. In 2015, we undertook the analyses required to put the programme in practice. Read more

Swansea City

Swansea City

Business case for the Prevention Budget

In 2015, we estimated the cost benefits of projects aimed at preventing negative outcomes across all age groups, including befriending, support to vulnerable young people, and family conferencing.

General Pharmaceutical Council

General Pharmaceutical Council

Logic model review

In 2015, Aldaba supported the review of the logic model for pharmacy regulation. The aim was to understand the links between the regulatory system for pharmacies and patient outcomes in the UK. Read more