● Developed with the help of the Money
Advice Service and funded by Comic Relief.
● OCF have also been funded by Comic Relief
to evaluate the Look After The Pennies-
Online' course between now and the end of
● To analyse whether the course and
intervention has enabled older learners to:
- Improve their knowledge of computers and the internet.
- Learn good financial habits.
● To produce an engaging analysis report
comprising research gathered to be given to
Comic Relief at the end of the project.
Research Aims & Objectives
Research Aims & Objectives
To find out:
● Do older people need a tailored service that
directly addresses their age group and their
● By integrating internet use and financial
literacy, will this lead to greater personal
financial benefits for older people?
Would you like to take part in the evaluation?
Would any of your learners like to take part?
No pressure on you!
● Support learners with the Look After The
● However best it fits in with your sessions, or
maybe a new session?
● Existing or new learners.
● Sessions just for older learners or mixed
● Our evaluation will hopefully blend in nicely!
● Involve 100-150 people in total.
● 75% in lower age bracket (50-74 years)
● 25% in higher age bracket (75 years +)
The Course Evaluation
● A qualitative approach to reveal the social
impact of the Look After The Pennies course
on the quality of life of older people.
● A usage study - MI, plus interviews/surveys.
● Over to your learners...
An ethical approach
● An ethical study approach will be abided by
throughout- participant consent, research
transparency, accessible dissemination and
A chance for more in-depth views too
● 5 learner case studies.
● Participant consent will be gained in order to
conduct and film longer interviews to capture
particular learner's stories and to provide
material for a short project evaluation film.
6 Research themes
2. Motivations to learn.
3. Skills and confidence.
4. Financial circumstances.
5. Information sources and support: online and
6. Centre role and impact on learner.
Data Collection: A Four Stage Process
1. Centre Baseline: Workshops this afternoon:
2. Learner Baseline: Short learner
interviews/surveys at centres with 100-150
3. Learner Impact: Short follow-up survey either by
telephone, online survey or centre visit: individual
or focus group.
4. Centre Impact: Short follow-up online survey to
all centres using course.
16th May - 31st August 2013
16th May 2013 Launch of Older People's Network and Look After The Pennies
- Centre baseline collection
May-June 2013 - Learner baseline interviews/surveys at centres
June 2013 - Learner and centre baseline data written up
July-August 2013 - Learner impact interviews/surveys and Centre impact surveys
August 2013 - Learner and centre impact written up: Final Report
Workshop this afternoon: 2-3pm
1 hour, 6 questions!
1. What are the demographics and
circumstances of your older learners?
2. What are their motivations to learn at your
3. What are their computer and online skills,
and levels of confidence like? Do you feel you
can support them with this?
4. How about your older learners' financial
circumstances. Do they manage their money?
5. What sources of information and support
(online and offline) do your older learners currently
use/get in terms of financial advice and money
6. Centre role: Do you feel you can
support/signpost your learners at present for
financial advice? What are the FINANCIAL and
SOCIAL implications for your learners if you
Any questions on the Look After The
Pennies course or evaluation?