Dumfries & Galloway

This report details the finding of a research study in Dumfries and Galloway, delivered in partnership with YouthLink Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Northern Star and University of Edinburgh.  The study explored the impact of community-based universal youth work on young people who participated in these services.

The study used the Dr Sue Cooper’s Transformative Evaluation methodology[i].  Local youth workers in Dumfries and Galloway were trained to become research practitioners and gather impact stories from 100 young people.  Young people shared their reflections of significant changes they had experienced as a result of participating in universal youth work. The stories were then contextualised by the youth workers to generate rich, co-authored significant change stories.

If you are interested in hearing more about this study, contact Amy Calder.


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