Your Future - Domestic Abuse Therapeutic Support - an arts intervention programme

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A presentation by The Roses Theatre, Create Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire County Council at the Cultural Commissioning National Seminar in London on the 6th June 2014.

Find out more about Cultural Commissioning Programme. http://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/public-services/cultural-commissioning-programme

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Your Future - Domestic Abuse Therapeutic Support - an arts intervention programme

  1. 1. Your Future Domestic Abuse Therapeutic Support ‐ an arts intervention project A presentation by  The Roses Theatre (lead deliverer of project) Create Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire’s Arts’ Consortium) Gloucestershire County Council (commissioner)
  2. 2. What is Your Future • A 20 week arts intervention for victims of  domestic abuse and their families • Led by The Roses Theatre and rolled out by  other arts organisations into all 6 districts in  Gloucestershire • Weekly 2 hour sessions on an arts activity for  mums, younger children and teenagers
  3. 3. The Origins Story • Create Gloucestershire (CG): a laboratory for  change, driven and fuelled by its members • Driver: need not funding • Lottery bid established relationship between  CG, voluntary sector and Gloucestershire  County Council 
  4. 4. Fertile Ground • Art Lift: precedent for success of arts and      health  intervention  • CG provided established network, sector knowledge  and central point of contact • Collaboration was not happening in a vacuum – principles were being ‘tested’ across other CG  projects • Success of collaborative model was not resting on  one project; sustained the process when challenges  arose
  5. 5. Who holds the reins? • Original assumption: CG would lead the bid and manage the  process • CG’s principles: independence and capacity building • Established transparent, independent selection process • Ensured Roses Theatre had clear mandate to lead • Next steps: from one‐off project to systematic offer
  6. 6. Why did Gloucestershire County Council commission  ‘Your Future’? • Identified need for support for families with issues around  domestic abuse to achieve outcomes around resilience, family  functioning and self‐esteem • Previous successful art‐based project within Gloucestershire • High quality, pro‐active and professional approach from arts  provider who understood County Council’s objectives • Visionary lead commissioner and enthusiastic and committed  project team
  7. 7. Why did Gloucestershire County Council commission  ‘Your Future’? • Greater efficiency and use of resources in delivering outcomes • More flexibility in service delivery  • More responsive to service users’ needs • Wider reach to different communities • Risks and benefits are shared • Local organisations achieving a stronger voice, influence and  sustainability  • 5 • Can support the development of active communities • Social Value implications
  8. 8. Working together successfully Purpose  • Create a common purpose based on service users’ needs and  outcomes  Organisation • Strong lead organisation with energy, vision and capacity to  co‐ordinate and deliver the project outcomes and hold partners  to account Relationship •Spend time building and maintaining a wide                       range of  relationships  Learning •Things don’t always go to plan ….
  9. 9. What difference has it made? Working together successfully analyse plan Do review Commissioning  Cycle Evidence!Evidence!
  10. 10. Impact and Evaluation • Impact on participants: ‐ Qualitative and Quantitative external evaluation ‐ Confidence, pride and achievement ‐ Improved social connections ‐ Reduced isolation (jobs, friendships) ‐ More destination data required • Impact on arts organisations: ‐ Role in the community, safe venues ‐ Artistic commissions

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