The MAX toolkit was launched in June 2016 and, available via restricted access pages of this website, is free to use. The guides and tools included in the toolkit were informed by feedback provided by 139 staff from 95 local authorities (LAs) during the previous MAX project and will be further developed through ongoing collaborations in the current study.
The MAX toolkit implementation and impact project started in July 2016 and will finish in 2018.
The primary purpose of the project is to explore how LAs have used – or are currently using – the MAX toolkit and the impact of the MAX toolkit on local practice (e.g. analysis, decision-making). A secondary purpose is to generate evidence, in the form of short case studies, which may encourage other LAs to use the toolkit or, where they have done so already, other elements of the toolkit. These aims will be achieved by working collaborating with LA users of the MAX toolkit.
Further information about how to get involved in the MAX project can be found here.
The project has been approved by the SRC Ethical Panel of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent and also has support from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).
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