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Census Research User Conference 2017

22nd June, Royal Statistical Society, London

The Census Research User Conference has been organised by the UK Data Service Census Support Team in collaboration with the Census Offices.

This free conference will provide users and data creators with an opportunity …

NIHR ‘Health Future’: 20 Year Forward View

Research has to be forward-looking. There is a delay between research being conceptualised and published; and for research aiming to have an impact on practice or policy, there is a (usually much longer) delay between publication and uptake. REF impact …

LARIA Listens Event, Perth – A Summary

On Friday 21 April 2017 LARIA in Scotland had an interesting and informative event which explored the topic of Engaging Communities and Understanding Poverty. Presentations and discussions of the day included:

Learning from Participatory Budgeting in Paris: Coryn Barclay, Fife…

Connected Local Government Live Event

28th and 29th June, Birmingham

LARIA is partnering with the Connected Local Government Live event which aims to bring together innovators across local public services in a ‘festival of thinking and events about a devolved and digitally enabled future’.

There …

LARIA Listens in Perth: Engaging Communities and Understanding Poverty

This event takes place on 21st April 2017.

Key discussions will be:

Megan MacPherson, NHS Health Scotland – Place Standard Tool evaluation work. Alastair McAlpine, Scottish Government – Talking about what CPP’s need to support duty on Child Poverty.

For …

NHS Digital’s Findings from the Consultation on the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey

This consultation was undertaken to find out more about who uses the Survey and for what purposes, how useful the Survey findings are and any improvements that could be made.

The findings have now been published and a report outlining …

Recruitment and Retention in Adult Social Care

We would like to invite you to participate in a study to find out about recruitment and retention in adult social care and the impact of the 2014-2017 Adult Social Care Recruitment and Retention Strategy. The study is being carried …

EIF National Conference

Early intervention is an increasingly prominent force across health, education, policing and many other policy areas concerned with improving the lives of children and young people and the effectiveness of our public services. As the UK evidence base grows, how …

RCUK Policy Internship Scheme: Call for Hosting Partners

The Research Councils UK invite applications from influential policy organisations to join the RCUK Policy Internship scheme in the capacity of a hosting partner for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 competitions.

The RCUK Policy Internship scheme provides the opportunity for Research …

University of Manchester – Social Statistics and LARIA

Scholarships Available for 2017/18

 

MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics (FT/PT)

Social Statistics at the University of Manchester offer an MSc programme in Social Research Methods and Statistics (SRMS). http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/social-statistics/; http://laria.org.uk

A bursary of £6,000 is available for …

The Value of Partnerships between Academics and Local Councils

Luke Sibieta, a Programme Director within the Education, Employment and Evaluation sector at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, has produced a blog for the ESRC on the value of partnerships between academics and local councils.

In the piece, he describes …

Promoting Collaboration Across Regions

Recently, LARIA colleagues have facilitated connecting networks, both within local areas and across regions.

Neil Bendel, Chair of the Greater Manchester Public Health Intelligence Network, visited the West Midlands Public Health Intelligence Group in early March to share experiences of …

Qa to Evaluate Abbeyfield’s Dementia Care Home

Qa has been commissioned by Abbeyfield to evaluate their innovative, new dementia-friendly care home, Winnersh in Berkshire.

Qa will apply mixed methods of primary data collection including surveys, interviews, groups, workshops, observation and ethnographic approaches (photos, video, diaries, artwork) over …

Attend the LARIA Annual Conference 2017 for FREE

LARIA and the ESRC invite applications from academic researchers based at UK universities to receive a bursary to attend the LARIA annual conference – so don’t miss out on your chance to attend for free!

The conference is the highlight …

Perspectives on the Care and Support of Older People: A SCWRU and Making Research Count Seminar Series

These CPD certified seminars explore aspects of working with older people. Speakers engaged in current research and policy provide messages with a practice focus, with lots of time for discussion and debate. The series is chaired by John Woolham, Senior …