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Access to sanitary products Aberdeen pilot: evaluation report

Published: 30 May 2018
Part of:
Health and social care, Research
ISBN:
9781788519205

Findings from the evaluation of a 6-month Scottish Government funded pilot project in Aberdeen exploring access to sanitary products.

79 page PDF

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79 page PDF

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Contents
Access to sanitary products Aberdeen pilot: evaluation report
Annex D: Research questions and data collected

79 page PDF

778.6kB

Annex D: Research questions and data collected

Research question

Sub-questions

Data to answer question

Q1.1 What different delivery models were used to provide access to free sanitary products what were the advantages and disadvantages, including in relation to ease of access, dignity and choice?

a. What different delivery models were used and how did CFINE and partners make decisions about providing access to products?

b. What were the advantages and disadvantages for CFINE and partners of different models chosen?

c. Did partners provide access to sanitary products prior to the pilot and, if so, how does this compare to the pilot activity

Interviews with CFINE and partners (all)

d. What were beneficiaries' views on different models for accessing products, particularly in relation to ease of access, dignity and choice?

e. When given the means to purchase products, did beneficiaries use the money for this purpose or did they have other pressing priorities?

Beneficiary interviews and end-point questionnaires

Beneficiary interviews

Q1.2 How was co-ordination and distribution of products/the means to purchase products managed and what challenges were encountered?

a. How did CFINE and partners cope with demand and how burdensome was it for them to administer their distribution of products/the means to purchase products?

b. What logistical/operational challenges did CFINE and partners face in distributing products?

Interviews with CFINE and partners (end)

Q1.3 How replicable are the tested models to other parts of Scotland, e.g. for areas not covered by the FareShare network or a similar operation?

Data collected by CFINE and partners; Interviews with CFINE and partners (all)

Q2.1 What level of demand was there for products within the pilot?

a. How many beneficiaries took part in the pilot, through which organisation and how often did they receive products?

b. How did partners identify beneficiaries? Were any potential beneficiaries more difficult to reach/identified as not taking up provision?

c. How demand was created? i.e. what sort of communication systems did partners use and how did they advertise the scheme?

Data collected by CFINE and partners

Interviews with CFINE and partners (all)

Interviews with CFINE and partners (all)

 

Q2.2 What volume, type and quality of products were required and how much did they cost?

a. Which products and how many did beneficiaries receive each month?

b. Were beneficiaries able to get the products they needed, when they needed them? Was choice and quantity of products adequate?

c. What were beneficiaries' views on quality and was product quality an important consideration?

d. How many beneficiaries were interested in/tried alternative products? What were their views?

Data collected by CFINE and partners

Beneficiary questionnaires (end) and interviews

Beneficiary questionnaires (end) and interviews

Beneficiary questionnaires (all) and interviews

Q2.3 How much did the pilots cost in terms of products and resources required for administration?

Data collected by CFINE and partners; Interviews with CFINE and partners (all)

Q3.1 Why were beneficiaries experiencing need?

a. What issues had beneficiaries experienced accessing products for themselves/ their family in the past? At the time of the pilot, what were the circumstances they were in that meant they could not get the products they need?

Beneficiary questionnaires (initial) and interviews

Q3.2 What impact had lack of access to, or anxiety about being unable to access, products had on beneficiaries?

a. How did beneficiaries cope without sanitary products for themselves/their family?

b. Had beneficiaries missed school/college/been unable to undertake other activities in the past because they could not manage menstruation?

c. What other impacts had the lack of access to/affordability of products had on beneficiaries?

Beneficiary questionnaires (initial) and interviews

Q4.1 What impact did the pilot have on beneficiaries?

a. What impacts did beneficiaries notice as a result of the pilot?

b. How did beneficiaries feel about being given free products?

c. Had beneficiaries accessed wider services being offered by service providers due to participating in the pilot?

Beneficiary questionnaires (end) and interviews

Beneficiary interviews

Interviews with CFINE and partners (end)

Q5.1 Did providing this service affect the relationship between service providers and beneficiaries? In what ways?

Interviews with CFINE and partners (all)

Q5.1 Did this new activity impact on service providers' operating principles/ models? In what ways? What response was there to this?

Q5.2 Did providing this service affect the relationship between service providers and beneficiaries? In what ways?

Q5.3 Did the pilot change the way partners work together? In what ways?

Interviews with CFINE and partners (all)

How to access background or source data

The data collected for this social research publication:

☒ may be made available on request, subject to consideration of legal and ethical factors. Please contact catriona.rooke@gov.scot for further information.


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