A key element of our project is evaluation, which ensures the effectiveness and impact of HUGS@Home on the community. The voices of first responders, family members and friends, simulated participants, community partners, and external evaluators are crucial in improving our project and the ways we support our community together.
HUGS@Home is continuously improved by understanding the impact of our training through written questionnaires, one-to-one interviews, and group discussions that family members, friends, and first responders shared with us.
The information provided by written questionnaires, one-on-one interviews, and group discussions helps us evaluate the training program and provide an in-depth understanding of family members’ and friends’ learning experiences with us. We hope this project will impact many first-responder organisations and communities in Ireland.