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Maximising Opportunities: final evaluation report of the HWC project
Date: July 2012
Work programme: Early years
Author: Lynn Naven, Richard Withington, James Egan
Launched in November 2010, the Healthier, Wealthier Children (HWC) project aimed to develop new approaches to providing money/welfare advice to pregnant women and families with children at risk of, or experiencing, child poverty, across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC). By creating new links between NHS staff and money/welfare advice services, it was envisaged that staff, such as midwives and health visitors, would strengthen the identification of need for advice among pregnant women and families, thereby mitigating the impact of child poverty. Funded by the Scottish Government, the 15-month HWC project involved a range of partners with the project operating within the ten Community Health (and Care) Partnerships (CH(C)P) that existed across NHS GGC, in 2010.
The evaluation of the project undertaken by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health focussed on three key areas:
- Impact of the project on clients
- Factors associated with effective local delivery
- Impact of the project on workforce practice, policy and strategy.