Safer Communities Bradford provided training designed to help professionals deliver effective brief interventions to patients/clients/customers/arrestees whose presenting health, social or behavioural problems were suspected to be related to misuse of alcohol.
Enventure was appointed to evaluate the impact of the training.
Enventure conducted quantitative and qualitative research in the form of an online survey and in-depth interviews. Professionals receiving the training were emailed a link to the Enventure website, where they completed online survey prior to training and on its completion. They were also invited to take part in further research and ten in-depth telephone interviews were conducted.
Our research evaluated the professionals’ expectations of what benefits the training would deliver, and what benefits they felt had been gained after completing the course.
Feedback established the most useful aspects of the training and where the professionals felt improvements could be made.
It also highlighted any impact the training had had on changes in practice and the number of interventions being made, as well as any issues trainees had about putting interventions into practice.
Benefits to Client
Enventure was able to suggest where improvements could be made in the delivery of the course and follow-up work. Our evaluation findings were used to ensure future training is conducted effectively.