Tag: Useful research

LARIA North West 26 October 2017 – summary of event

On Thursday 26 October, Manchester City Council hosted a LARIA North West event to allow local shortlisted and winning entries to the 2017 LARIA Research Impact Awards showcase their work, and a session from Public Health England.

Most engaging presentation …

LARIA One Day Conference 2017 – Book your place today!

“Supporting well-being through the life course”

Thursday, 9th November 2017, University of Liverpool, Foresight Centre

Bookings are now open, please visit the conference website for full details.

If you are interested in exhibiting at this year’s one day conference, full …

2017 LARIA Research Impact Award winners from the North West

Entries from the North West won two categories in the 2017 LARIA Research Impact Awards.

Congratulations go to:

Lancashire County Council for winning ‘Best use of community safety or policing research’ with ‘Understanding of complex anti-social behaviour cases including cases…

LARIA North West 15 July 2016 – summary of event

On Friday 15 July 2016 LARIA North West hosted an event to hear the shortlisted and commended entries from the North West into the LARIA Research Awards 2016 showcase their work:

New researcher of the year (highly commended) – Haydn …

UPDATE: Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England survey consultation – outcomes published

Outcomes from the Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People (SDD) survey consultation exercise have now been published.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have been reviewing the format and content of the SDD survey and ran …

Joining Up Around Local, Citizen Needs

The Institute for Government recently began a major research programme on how to join up and integrate public services around local, citizen needs in the context of this parliament. As part of this, they have recently launched a series of …

LARIA North West October 2015 – summary of event

Manchester Town Hall

LARIA NW welcomed around 60 delegates to its event in Manchester, chaired by Linda Frost, to hear from a range of speakers.  The event began with discussions in groups, covering data harmonisation, the Index of Multiple Deprivation …

What about Youth Survey – The Results

The What About YOUth? (WAY) was a new survey of 15 year olds, commissioned by the Department of Health to collect national and local level data on a range of topics relating to the health of young people. The survey …

British Social Attitudes Survey 32nd Report – ‘The Verdict on Five Years of Coalition Government’

The 32nd report of the British Social Attitudes Survey reveals that public attitudes to several major issues have remained consistent during the current government’s tenure. While it might be expected that cuts to public services and controversial reforms such as …

Update from the South East Public Health Information Group

The South East Public Health Information Group (SEPHIG) is a network of Public Health information and intelligence professionals working across the South East.  SEPHIG meetings are co-ordinated by the Public Health England (PHE) Knowledge and Intelligence Team for the South …

GIS and Public Health – Mapping Public Health Service Provision

By Andrew Fitzpatrick, Geographic Research and Information Officer, Kirklees Council

From April 2013, Local Authorities gained responsibility for commissioning key public health services through primary care providers (GPs and pharmacies).  Such services include smoking cessation, alcohol identification and brief advice …

Why quality local area research is key to the future of communities

As Local Area Research Fortnight gets underway, Michael Fountain, Research Director at Qa Research, says there has never been a greater need to know what service users think…

We all know that councils face huge pressures to make savings. As …

Understanding community relations in Kirklees

Sharing stories as part of Local Area Research Fortnight 2015…

Kirklees Council and the University of Huddersfield have been working together on two complementary strands of research to help us better understand cohesion issues and support our developing work on …

Public Health knowledge and intelligence workforce

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence was commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) in partnership with Health Education England and the Department of Health to build a clearer understanding of the location, number, functions, skills and competences of the public health …

LARIA North West February 2015 – summary of event

LARIA NW welcomed around 70 delegates to this ‘taster’event in Manchester, chaired by Gerallt Evans-Hughes, to hear from a range of speakers.  The event began with discussions in groups, covering customer insight, secondary data/Census, data sharing, public opinion and public …