This is the second central role and will be pivotal to the pilot programme. The Welsh Government wants to gather as much learning as possible from the methods used and to disseminate this to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the various Health Boards across Wales.
Diversification for small wood owners by using them in the recuperation from trauma related mental health conditions offers an opportunity for woodland owners to regenerate biodiversity, and at the same time meeting a key health need.
In addition, the financing of such a venture will be tested and explored in the pilot so future sustainability options can be established.
Monitoring and Evaluation will be a collaborate piece of work with the Care Plan Manager, assessing the individual benefit to the participant whilst also evaluating the overall impact such an approach model has for small woodland owners.
Both qualitative and quantitative factors will need to be assessed within a bespoke research design using interview, data analysis and some participative methods
Quarterly progress (from the date of contract commencement) and a final evaluation report will be required and will be presented at a regional government level to interested parties