LimeCulture offers bespoke consultancy at a reasonable rate to a range of organisations including, Police and Crime Commissioners, Local Authorities, NHS organisations, Government Departments, Universities and Higher Education Institutions, private and public organisations and local service providers who want to improve the response to victims of sexual violence.
Through a range of tailor-made consultancy services, we can work with you to deliver the required project or services that you want and need. If you would like to discuss your requirements in further detail, please contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LimeCulture believes that all victims of sexual violence should have access to a network of high-quality support services that can meet their individual needs.
Therefore, it is important that these services are properly funded and commissioned, robustly managed and monitored, and staffed by properly trained professionals.
The effective development and design of a service is vital in order to make sure it is fit for purpose, provides high-quality victim-focused care that is safe, and offering value for money for those who fund or pay for the service.
LimeCulture has extensive experience of working with those responsible for developing and designing services, commissioners and providers alike. We have created a range of support packages available to support the development and design of innovative, world-class sexual violence services.
An independent service review is an excellent way of understanding whether a service is fit for purpose, meets the needs of the people who use that services, and provides value for money. It is also a great way of obtaining an independent view as to the quality of the service that is being provided.
An independent service review will have many benefits. Ultimately, it should help the service to better meet the needs of the people who need that services, but it also provides an opportunity to:
- Evaluate the effectiveness and quality of the service that is provided
- Gather information to strengthen the provision of the service
- Provide an insight into current service provision, which can be used to monitor and measure the progress of changes that are implemented
- Help identify any barriers to effective service provision, facilitating how better access to the service could be improved
- Stimulate a more responsive service by involving staff, partners and stakeholders
- Support current and future commissioners and funders in their understanding of the service that is provided/required.
LimeCulture has considerable experience in undertaking independent service reviews, and through our unique skills and expertise relating to the range of services that are required by victims of sexual violence. As leaders in the field of sexual violence, we are able to provide credible and respected independent findings about the effectiveness and quality of a service, based on our professional judgment, coupled with the views of key staff, partners and stakeholders.
Testimonial from Gloucester Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner –
From the Gloucestershire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s perspective we were very keen to understand the current service provision and quality of the ISVA service in Gloucestershire and also to use the findings to develop a specification for the commissioning of our new and inclusive ISVA service which will commence in April 2018. We had no hesitation in commissioning Lime Culture to conduct this review and were exceedingly impressed with the team who visited Gloucestershire which included their Chief Executive, Stephanie Reardon. Their approach was of the highest professional quality and their ability to interact with key stakeholders was thorough. The final report was very well presented and has enabled us to produce a specification which has been recognised as being of very high standard and will be used by other OPCC commissioning teams within the country.
Richard Bradley, Deputy Chief Executive, OPCC Gloucestershire 2017
Conducting a needs assessment of the local population can lead to a better shared understanding among relevant agencies of the appropriate local service response for victims of sexual violence.
The evidence and impetus created through a needs assessment will provide partners with the local understanding to implement effective service development or redesign that meets the needs of the people who use the service.
LimeCulture has considerable experience in undertaking needs assessments relating to sexual violence, and through our unique skills and expertise relating to the whole spectrum of sexual violence, we are able to identify key strengths and good practice in the way services are delivered for victims, any gaps in current provision and the interface between agencies and the services they provide. Based on the findings of the needs assessment, we will make key practical recommendations for improvement.
Testimonial from Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said: “LimeCulture has played a key role in transforming support services for victims of sexual violence in Nottinghamshire. In 2017, the organisation was commissioned to deliver an independent review of sexual violence support across the county as part of a wider project to overhaul almost all aspects of help services for victims and survivors of sexual violence. This included the launch of a victim survey, a literature review, focus groups with survivors and a consultation event with stakeholders.
“The company’s experience and specialist knowledge of sexual violence recovery care has enhanced Nottinghamshire’s response to victims and survivors of rape and sexual assault, ensuring services reflect the needs and vulnerabilities of those requiring help.“As well as delivering projects on time, LimeCulture was a continuous source of advice and expertise on all aspects of specialist victim care and Nottinghamshire benefitted significantly from this guidance. I was thoroughly impressed with their approach and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other commissioners in the future.”
Paddy Tipping, Police and Crime Commissioner, Nottinghamshire 2017
Facilitated Away Days
Facilitated Away Days and Events are an excellent method of addressing current issues, developing strategy and improving the performance of individuals, teams and services. A different environment, no interruptions and a skilled facilitator are great ways of helping your team or key partners to come together and focus on specific issues or themes.
LimeCulture has experience of designing and successfully facilitating Away Days and Events for a range of teams, services and stakeholders. Each of our Away Days and Events are designed to ensure that the whole team is involved and that every individual is able to contribute in a relaxed environment. The design of our Away Days and Events are focused enough to ensure all key outcomes are achieved while being flexible to respond to issues as they arise.
The presence of a LimeCulture facilitator, briefed by the team leader or service manager, will ensure that time is well spent and all individuals are able to participate fully.