Client: Leonard Cheshire Disability

In 2018, WSA Community Consultants was the external evaluator for Leonard Cheshire’s Opening Doors project. It gave us a welcome chance to meet the people using the services as part of our evaluation of this volunteer-matching programme.

Ideas board with photos and writing

From spring 2018, we conducted an evaluation on the Opening Doors project as it came to the end of its two-year programme in the East of England and the Midlands. This was a project funded by the Lottery 
to match volunteers who wanted to provide access to social and leisure opportunities with residents in Leonard Cheshire services.

The aims of this were to improve local connections, confidence and skills of residents and volunteers alike, as well as reducing social isolation by linking residents with wider community activities and events.

We really enjoyed working on this project and getting to visit some of the services.

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