We at Stepacross are able to support your Reviews and Change Management decisions in a variety of ways:
Why Use Our Approach?
Our strong links with local communities (especially hard to reach groups), and our track record of good research, consultation and evaluation in Southampton, positions us at the heart of a range of groups likely to be most affected by any changes to services and least likely to engage in public consultation by traditional means.
We earn a living through:
Supporting organisations to make decisions, deliver change, make improvements, and grow in these difficult economic conditions; and add further value to their work:
We give back to the community through:
Direct support for our community is focused where it can make a difference. We use profits from our trading activities and from our expertise to support the following programmes of work.
We are passionate about technology and innovation becoming tools for improving accessibility of services for hard-to-reach groups, not them just being barriers that need to be mitigated.
To carry out an initial health check of your business activities, to ensure:
We can prepare a “Lessons Learnt” briefing report to enable you to prioritise for you actions.
List of other potential on-going activities you can spot-purchase from:
We will anyway be keen to provide you (for free) a range of further Value for Money, including Social Value opportunities to link into - as there are many ways you will be able to use our SIGN and Placebook products.
Relevant skills and experience of our team
Director Stephen Press is a former Directorate Performance and Development Manager (Community Protection) at Westminster City Council, and; the Corporate Performance Manager, then Corporate Improvement Manager at Southampton City Council.
Latterly as Southampton Partnership’s LAA Programme Manager, he developed Value for Money evaluation tools to measure the impact of partnership projects. His reports, (describing the Economic, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Social Value impacts to the individual, wider community and delivery agencies) were well received by SCC’s COMT and Southampton Partnership’s Delivery Board.
In 2011 he was seconded to SCC’s Efficiency and Business Transformation team, to successfully manage the Strategic Review of their Parks and Street Cleansing functions.
Our established team of research associates include a range of post-doctorate and post graduate researchers led by Dr Naomi Harflett, formerly of Southampton University’s Centre for 3rd Sector Research.