LEAP Family Programme – External Evaluation

Organisation : NHS Lothian
Grant Amount : £ 8,500

The Family Programme is a development to the established Substance Misuse Directorate LEAP programme, which offers rehabilitation to those with chemical dependency. It takes a ‘whole family’ approach to the treatment of addiction rather than a focus restricted to the individual ‘who has the problem’. We wish to commission an independent evaluation to determine the efficacy of the LEAP Family Programme. There is no comparable existing evaluation with which to benchmark and compare this innovative programme and although we always intended to self-evaluate, it has become clear that a robust external evaluation would yield more useful data.