Tag: Yorkshire and the Humber

Have you heard about Comoodle? 

By Duggs Carre, Comoodle Project Manager at Kirklees Council

 

Comoodle is taking a new approach to research, working with Kirklees Council’s coaches.

We are one of the European winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayor’s Challenge, so we have three …

Learning as we go…

By Kate Stokes and Nicki Boothman, Corporate Research and Consultation Officers at Kirklees Council

What makes a good researcher in a changing public sector world?

We don’t have all the answers and we’d love to hear your ideas! – But …

Getting animated about presenting research findings to young people

By Sarah Thurgood, Public Health Intelligence Project Officer, Kirklees Council

Here in Kirklees we’ve carried out a Children and Young People’s Survey of pupils in years 7, 9 and 12. The survey itself took place via 26 schools and colleges …

Enhancing intelligence through collaborative working – experiences from the Kirklees Local Plan

By Jamie Tasker and Zoe Taylor, Geographic Research and Information Officers at Kirklees Council

As individuals who job share in both the Planning Policy and Research and Intelligence teams, we have a distinctive position in facilitating and observing cooperative working …

Employee research in a changing council

Here’s some info on our approach to employee research at Kirklees Council.

Like most Local Authorities we’re shorter on resources than before; there are fewer officers to do the work and less money to spend on it.  We recognise that …

Supporting our councillors to make effective use of local intelligence

Former Y&H Local Network Co-ordinator Alison Monkhouse is now part of a project team designing a New Councillor Programme for Kirklees in collaboration with the Local Government Association (LGA).

The purpose of this 18-month development programme is to ensure that …

LARIA Y&H – Sept 2015 event summary

A sunny Autumn day in Yorkshire saw another good turnout to our third LARIA Yorkshire & the Humber network event, held at Kirklees College in Huddersfield on Wednesday 23rd September.

Inspired by 2015 being the ‘international year of evaluation’, we …

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 …

A new approach to policy and strategy in Kirklees

Sharing stories as part of Local Area Research Fortnight 2015…

By John Heneghan – Head of Policy & Strategy, Kirklees Council.

We’ve started a major transformation programme in Kirklees, with the aim of creating our ‘New Council’…

We want to …

The Involve planning tool – how we share engagement in Kirklees

Sharing stories as part of Local Area Research Fortnight 2015…

By Nicki Boothman, Corporate Research and Consultation Officer at Kirklees Council

“Early February I spotted a project on Involve called Nurturing Parents Programme, around bonding and attachment. A couple of …

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 …

BSPS conference – call for papers

BSPS (British Society for Population Studies) Annual Conference  Leeds University, 7th-9th September 2015

The BSPS Annual conference is in Leeds this year, September 7th – 9th. We are seeking offers of 15 – 20 minute presentations on the following aspects …

LARIA Y&H – Feb 2015 event summary

Following on from last year’s launch in Huddersfield, we saw another great turnout for our second Y&H networking event in Leeds on 2nd February 2015. The morning began with Stuart Cameron-Strickland (Leeds City Council) and Will Ridge (Leeds Intelligence Hub) …

LARIA Yorkshire and the Humber event summary

It was fantastic to welcome so many people to the Researcher Hub at the University of Huddersfield on Thursday 25th September for what I hope was the first of many regional events for Yorkshire & the Humber.

As well as …