Dynamic Wrexham. Evaluation of A Dynamic Future

The authors interviewed children and young people, parents/carers, staff and providers of Dynamic Future to evaluate a project which aims to support and improve the transition process for disabled young people living in Wrexham and their families.

  • Theme: Achieving long-term outcomes and making a difference to lived experiences
  • Strength: Promising
  • Breadth of Impact: Robust
  • Status: Quality Assured
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The authors interviewed children and young people, parents/carers, staff and providers of Dynamic Future to evaluate a project which aims to support and improve the transition process for disabled young people living in Wrexham and their families.

They found that the project achieved: Increased access to education, training and employment opportunities, Increased self-esteem, Improved social networks/ social skills and reduced isolation, Increased independence, Improved life skills, Improved access to other services and better relationships with these services, Better understanding of transition process and opportunities available, as well as improved outcomes for parents.

This grey literature was appraised using a validated checklist. The AACODS checklist provides guidance when dealing with diverse formats of grey literature (Tyndall, 2010). AACODS includes the following items: Authority (who is responsible for the intellectual content) – Accuracy – Coverage (parameters which define the content coverage i.e., reference to a particular population group, or certain type of publication) – Objectivity (identify bias, if it is unstated or unacknowledged) – Date (that confirms relevance of information)- Significance (value judgment in the context of the relevant research area). The checklist can be used for any discipline area and prioritises expert opinion and expertise over source format (Tyndall, 2010).