The aim of this piece of research is to identify the medium to long term effects of the casework undertaken by FirstStop local partner agencies with people who have been featured in case studies provided for quarterly reports.
Most of these people were supported between October 2011 and December 2012. The aim is to contact people between three and six months after the case has been closed. The main research questions FirstStop aimed to explore are:
1. Current state of wellbeing
2. Has that changed since the support from FirstStop
3. If so, how?
4. Has your view of the future changed since the support from FirstStop?
The main objective is to pinpoint the immediate difference that FirstStop has made to people’s lives (mainly from case study notes) and to check through interviews whether that difference has been sustained over time.