Evaluation of the impact of Sleep Scotland’s outreach work

Organisation : Sleep Research Unit
Grant Amount : £ 30,000
Project Dates : September 2013 to August 2014

Sleep Scotland is a charity based in Edinburgh (working Scotland-wide), directed at children and young adults with sleep problems and special needs. In supporting the work of this charity over many years, we recognise its role in providing practical assistance to carers and parents alike.

This project aims to audit the impact and utility of Sleep Scotland’s support, counselling and teaching work, both on service users and providers over a 12-month period, as well as measuring cost-effectiveness. This project will identify potential service gaps which might accrue support for ADULTS with special needs.

An additional community-based survey will be undertaken to ascertain patient/carer demand in addition to demand from existing NHS services. This would reduce the burden on an already overstretched NHS and presents a unique opportunity for creating access to services otherwise not available.