Independent evaluation of the Time to Shine programme
This academic research, conducted by a partnership of the University of Sheffield, Leeds Beckett and Leeds Trinity universities, helps to explain which of the approaches developed by our delivery partners work well to reduce social isolation. This evidence will be shared with local funders and decision makers for the future. The Volunteer Listeners Project, led by an older person, invites volunteers to help gather stories and experiences of people involved across Time to Shine.
In Autumn of 2017 they published a report summarising what we'd learned by the end of Year 2. You can download a summary of findings and recommendations or the full report below.