• Engaging parents and carers with Sure Start New Steps

      Perry, Catherine; Samuels, Tanya (Centre for Public Health Research, University of Chester, 2006-01)
      This project report discusses the extent to which families in Halton are aware of the Sure Start New Steps programme. Concerns had been raised about the strategies used to inform parents and carers about Sure Start New Steps and how systematically and effectively its activities were introduced and promoted by health professionals and others working with the eligible population.
    • Evaluation of the Branches project: A family support service in Halton

      Artaraz, Kepa; Thurston, Miranda; University College Chester (University College Chester, 2005-07)
      The Branches project is a family support service funded by Halton's Children and Young People's strategic partnership. The study aims to explore the theoretical rationale and understanding of the service, explore professionals' understandings of 'parenting' and 'family support', analyse the experiences of service users, and explore the impact of the service on children and families.
    • An evaluation of the delivery and outcomes of Halton Lodge Children's Centre's French language teaching service: La Petite Ecole

      Alford, Simon; Perry, Catherine; University of Chester, Centre for Public Health Research (University of Chester, 2008-07)
      This was an exploratory study designed to provide an overview of the processes and outcomes of the La Petite École service, to aid Halton Lodge Children's Centre staff in deciding future strategy with regard to language teaching activity. A combination of quantitative and qualitative methods were employed. The evaluation found evidence that the La Petite École service at Halton Lodge Children’s Centre was meeting its aims and objectives. The La Petite École service provides opportunities for enjoyable and shared experiences leading to the learning of basic French vocabulary for both children and adults.
    • An evaluation of the Gay and Lesbian Youth Support Services (GLYSS) in Halton and Warrington

      Perry, Catherine; Thurston, Miranda; Chester College of Higher Education (Chester College of Higher Education, 2001-03)
      This report evaluates the work of GLYSS - a multi-agency project involving youth, health, education and social services, and explores perceptions of the GLYSS project.
    • Exploring colorectal cancer patients' perceptions of the quality of their care

      Thurston, Miranda; Perry, Catherine; Kirby, Karen; Chester College of Higher Education (Chester: Chester College of Higher Education, 2003, 2003-05)
      This report discusses the local situation in Halton with regard to colorectal cancer care by exploring how patients perceived the quality of their care.
    • Increasing awareness of healthy eating through the use of performing arts: An evaluation of the StarBites project

      Perry, Catherine; May, Stephanie (Centre for Public Health Research, University of Chester, 2006-01)
      This project report discusses an evaluation of StarBites - a joint initiative between the arts for health and foods for health strands of Halton's Healthy Living Programme. StarBites aims to convey healthy eating messages through drama, dance, poetry, and music performed by school children.
    • The local evaluation of Halton's Healthy Living programme annual reach report, August 2004 - July 2005

      Alford, Simon; Samuels, Tanya; Perry, Catherine (Centre for Public Health Research, University of Chester, 2005-10)
      This project report discusses an evaluation of the services of Halton's Healthy Living Centre, which aims to promote good health, reduce health inequalities, and improve the health of the most disadvantaged in Halton.
    • The local evaluation of Halton's Healthy Living Programme annual reach report, August 2005 - July 2006

      Alford, Simon; Perry, Catherine (Centre for Public Health Research, University of Chester, 2006-11)
      This project report evaluates the Halton Healthy Living Programme, of which there are four key strands - arts, complementary therapy, food and physical activity.
    • Sure Start Dino parent satisfaction survey

      Manning, Rebecca; Perry, Catherine (Centre for Public Health Research, University College Chester, 2005-02)
      This project report evaluates the Sure Start Dino programme, established in 2002, in Halton.
    • Sure Start Halton Children’s Centres: User satisfaction survey

      Alford, Simon; Perry, Catherine; University of Chester, Centre for Public Health Research (University of Chester, 2008-05)
      Children’s Centres are required to establish, on an annual basis, the percentage of parents with children aged 0 to 5 years reporting that they are satisfied with the services for families with young children. The Centre for Public Health Research (CPHR) was commissioned to undertake this survey of parent and carer satisfaction with Halton Children’s Centres’ services in February 2008. The survey was the first of this kind to be carried out on behalf of all Halton Children’s Centres.