In this past financial year, we have worked intensively with clients throughout our three programmes, Tai Wātea, Tai Tautoko and Tai Ora. It is important to us at Live for More that we are tracking our progress to be able to showcase our wins while also allowing us to continue to improve. We monitor and evaluate not only our outputs but have also established outcomes for each of the programmes that we track. Click below to see our outcomes reports.
Description of Outcomes
The Tai Ora programme is a recruiting programme. As such we track the number of sessions, engagement and attendance at these sessions.
The Tai Wātea programme is our main programme. Alongside sessions, engagement and attendance we have the following four outcomes we are aiming for:
(indicated by graduating)
- Increase in Cultural Identity and Knowledge
(3 indicators: feeling more connected to culture; researching and publicly delivering pepeha and publicly performing haka at graduation)
- Development in Pro-Social and Life skills
(10 indicators from a combination of self-evaluation and assessed by the youth mentor: Learnt to surf, Reduction in drug and alcohol use, kept out of prison, steered away from gangs, reduction in crime, registering with MSD, completing a CV, obtaining legal driving status, On track with probation, on track with community work hours)
- Improvement in Overall Mental Health and Wellbeing
(10 indicators from the end of course evaluation: increase in self-belief, confidence, resilience, positive outlook, life satisfaction, motivation for change, peace, reduction in suicidal thoughts, self-harm, anxiety).
The Tai Tautoko programme is for the graduates of Tai Wātea and is aimed at keeping the clients on track. Again we track sessions, engagement and attendance. We have established six long-term outcomes. These are the long-term goals Live for More has for every single Tai Wātea graduate; essentially the lasting, positive and sustainable changes we strive to see in all of their lives. These six long-term outcomes are also how we measure our overall success at Live for More against our purpose: empowering rangatahi/young people to find freedom from their troubled pasts and be inspired to live positive and fulfilling lives.
Our long-term outcomes are recorded via surveys at four intervals: 6, 12, 18 and 24 months post Tai Wātea graduation. Surveys are administered by the youth clinician with responses that are self-declared by each client. The youth clinician takes care in asking questions specifically around each outcome, which ensures clients clearly understand the questions and are answering them truthfully. See the six long term outcomes below and refer to the outcomes reports above for the annual data on these outcomes.
- Free from Drugs
(To achieve this outcome, clients are completely drug-free and have not used any illegal drugs for the past month or more)
- Free from Crime
(To achieve this outcome, clients are completely out of the justice system and have no legal involvement or concerns at all. This includes court, community work, probation, EM, bail and parole)
- Free from Gangs
(To achieve this outcome, clients are not currently associated at all with a criminal gang)
- Free from Prison
(To achieve this outcome, clients are not in prison at the time of the survey and have not spent any time in prison during the past six months)
- Positive Mental Health
(To achieve this outcome, clients are experiencing positive mental health overall and have rated their mental health as average or higher)
- In Employment or Training
(To achieve this outcome, clients are currently engaged in employment or a full-time course towards employment; spending their time in a fulfilling way)
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