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Measuring the Outcomes and Quality of Redkite’s Connect Groups

January 2020 – June 2021

Connect Groups are online groups facilitated by Redkite Social Workers that enable family members and those around them to connect with each other.

Each group focuses on a theme that might be common to the childhood cancer experience. These might be focused on different types of support people (e.g., Mums; Dads; Grandparents), or the childhood cancer experience itself (e.g., Newly diagnosed; End of treatment; Brain tumours.).

Connect Groups typically consist of around six to eight people who come together on a video call to talk about their experiences and share tips for overcoming challenges they may be facing. As part of Redkite’s commitment to continually develop and improve our services, which includes measuring the outcomes of our programs, all Connect Group participants are invited to complete a short evaluation survey.

The objectives

 The objectives of this evaluation were to:

  • Understand to what extent the Connect Groups contribute to the following outcomes for clients which, in turn, help to improve the overall quality of life for families affected by childhood cancer:
  • Connection – families have meaningful connections throughout their child’s cancer experience
  • Empowerment – families are confident and equipped to navigate the impacts of childhood cancer
  • Emotional and mental wellbeing – where children with cancer and their families are better able to manage their emotional and mental health
  • Gather feedback from families around the quality of the Connect Groups

The survey

Between January 2020 and June 2021, Redkite conducted 26 Connect Groups with 121 family members facing childhood cancer. Of these individuals, 53 completed a short feedback survey which was emailed to participants after the group. This resulted in a response rate of 44%.

Respondents attended Connect Groups based on a range of different themes or subgroups of supporters. This included bereavement as well as a group for dads, grandparents, parents of children with a brain tumour, parents of newly diagnosed children and parents with children who had completed treatment.

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