Life Unlimited secured funding from the Lotteries Commission to complete an evaluation of some of their services. The purpose of the evaluation was to use the EGL vision and principles to assess current practice, improve services and plan for future service delivery. Imagine Better was contracted to undertake the evaluation.
In May 2021, service managers and some front-line staff from Hearing Therapy, Altogether Autism, Community, and Mobility Centre, as well as some members of the Disability Leadership Group, came together with staff from Imagine Better for a one-day workshop. The aim of the workshop was to think about what good practice would look like if the EGL vision and principles were being implemented across Life Unlimited services.
From the workshop, a series of ‘EGL indicators’ were created. The EGL indicators are clues as to whether or not EGL is happening in practice. The EGL indicators are markers of what Life Unlimited want to see as part of good practice and are directly related to the eight EGL principles. The EGL indicators formed the basis for surveys and interviews with staff and service users to test whether aspects of their services they hope to see are happening.