Lord Somers Camp and Power House’s strategic approach to our programs and acitivities aims to recognise the whole person across physical, social, emotional, spiritual and mental dimensions, and that opportunities for empowerment and development should be available for everyone. Our approach also acknowledges that successful youth and community development is not just about the individual participant. Rather it is about connecting with people’s social and physical worlds and our programs increasingly recognise the significance of social connection and contribution to communities.
Lord Somers Camp and Power House has developed a Program Quality Framework which guides the design, implementation, and evaluation of our programs. The framework is used to help us rigourously evaluate the effectiveness of our programs and ensures these evaluations are part of a continuous improvement process. Through utilising the framework, we aim to make great programs even better and ensure their ongoing relevance through adaption to changing needs of the society in which we operate.
The LSC&PH Program Quality Framework outlines a hierachy of elements from; Purpose, Principles, Practice and Programs and Activities. Linked closely with the framework are indicators which identify specific measures to determine the effectiveness and quality of a program or activity. Indicators are classified for; Participants; Members, Volunteers and Leaders; and LSC&PH at the overarching organisational level.