In 2012 we were one of only 19 organisations nationally to be awarded government funding (via the Council for Disabled Children) to undertake work that would help our organisation become more sustainable. We used the funding to commission the University of Chichester to undertake an Impact Assessment of our work (and the work of 4 other local partners) as we believe this will help us demonstrate our efficacy to potential funders.
The university hired a researcher who surveyed parent-carers accessing ours and our partner’s projects and services. On Reaching Families parent-carers had the following to say: -
"I have attended several Reaching Families workshops which have provided me with extremely valuable information that has helped me to gain so much knowledge in many different areas to help and support my son. The workshops have helped me as a person to grow in knowledge and confidence and enabled me to pass on information to help other families too."