Evaluation of the Glasgow lone parent project

Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Dudleston Harkins Research Limited
Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Date of publication
1 October 2017

Download (441KB )

The Glasgow Lone Parent Project was a short term funded partnership project initiated in 2014 by Glasgow City Council’s Poverty Leadership Panel. The aim of the evaluation (commissioned in 2017) was to understand the processes undertaken to engage and influence service providers and the barriers and facilitators to implementation.This document is an evaluation of the project and provides an evaluation of it.

Conclusions and Recommendations

The evaluation has provided evidence of the strength of the project in influencing service providers to improve provision and work to achieve positive outcomes for lone parents. This Glasgow Lone Parent Project was effective for several reasons:

1. The multi-agency, committed, progressive steering group;2. The cross-sectoral management of the project with the Development Manager hosted in a statutory organisation and the Lone Parent Advisor hosted in a voluntary organisation;

3. The lone parent advisory group ensuring the lone parent voice infiltrated the project;

4. The skills, commitment, experience and passion of the project team to continuously push the lone parent agenda through a range of channels;

5. The number of specific outcomes achieved;

6. The overarching aim to overcome stigma and dispel myths about the target group through providing up to date information and statistics, and allowing the lone parent voice to be campaigned for through a statutory organisation.

The final report recommends that the model is shared widely beyond Glasgow to help raise the profile of groups known to experience poorer outcomes and who may require a more tailored response from mainstream services to better meet their needs.

Related to Families

Changing patterns in parental time use in the UK

Briefing paper on parenting in the UK

Insurance in extended family networks

Working paper on partial insurance and group risk sharing in extended family networks

Safe but not settled: the impact of family separation on refugees in the uk

Report on the impact of family separation on refugees

Work and relationships over time in lone-mother families

This summary provides new evidence on lone-mothers

More items related to this subject