How do we know if the services we provide really improve the lives of the people we work with? How do we know if the people we work with are satisfied their experience of our work and / or our service?
The obvious answer is to ask them.
It is generally held that the reason services exist is to make the lives of the people they serve better. However, it is not always easy for services to know if the support they provide is optimal or even effective. It’s also difficult for funders to know if people are satisfied with the services they are funding.