In response to a lack of evaluative evidence about befriending services for older people, the AdvantAGE grant holders identified the need to bring together monitoring information and evaluation evidence from their respective projects in a collective and strategic way to help inform policy and practice.
This is the fourth and final iteration of this paper, the first of which was completed in July 2014. The aim of this final iteration is to take a more summative approach to answering the following research questions:
1. How much have AdvantAGE befriending projects achieved? 2. How well have they delivered their services? 3. What difference have they made?