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SAVE THE DATE – LARIA One Day Conference 2019

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Conference Aston, Aston Business School
Aston University, Birmingham

Further details will be announced in due course and registration will open early August.

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please contact for further details.…

Insight Analyst, Blackburn with Darwen Council

Together an Active Future

Insight Analyst 

Grade H Spinal Column Point 35 £31,401 to Spinal Column Point 39 £35,229 per annum,

37 hours per week, fixed term contract until 31.03.2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Together …

LARIA Research Impact Awards 2019 – Winners

The winners of the LARIA Research Impact Awards were announced on the 14th May 2019 at the LARIA Conference in Birmingham. They are the only awards specifically designed to showcase the work of those researching local areas. We welcome entries …

Award Winner 2019 – Kirklees Council

Don’t Stop Believing: Using Animation for Better Communication


Last year, the Kirklees Public Health Intelligence (PHI) team carried out a survey of year 9 students (aged 13 and 14) to gain valuable insight into life as a teenager, including …

Award Winner 2019 – Oxfordshire County Council / Thames Valley Police

Community Impact Zones: Stronger Families/Safer Communities


Local councils, the police and health services combined data to identify wards where outcomes are worse than surrounding areas. This used nationally published data e.g. deprivation, nationally submitted but not published data e.g. …

Award Winner 2019 – Worcestershire County Council

Predicting self-funder pick-ups


Self-funder pick-ups are where someone was funding their own social care, but deplete their assets to the point where they become eligible for council funding. Signposting to relevant community based services and provision of information and …

Award Winner 2019 – Cambridgeshire County Council

Crime and Community Safety: Yaxley Area Profile


The Huntingdonshire Community Safety Partnership needed to understand the underlying socio-economic factors contributing to poor levels of Community Safety in the Yaxley area compared to elsewhere. What was the existing service provision …

LARIA Away Day – Thursday 13 June 2019, Manchester

Join us for our 2019 LARIA Away Day for a open discussion about LARIA, its history and achievements, the challenges that LARIA faces, and most importantly where it needs to go next to best support LARIA members.

It’s open to …

What’s the proper role of choice in public services?

Everyone likes choice: which colour shirt to put on, what to have for supper, where to go on holiday this year. Being able to make choices – to decide on one course of action rather than another – can also …

The Catalyst Project at the University of Essex presents:Spotlight Toolkit Launch Event

This event is a great opportunity to meet our experts, try out the Spotlight Toolkit and discuss your experience of impact evaluation with peers. Through hands-on sessions we would like to invite you to discover how it can help you …

Experienced Evaluator/Research Manager – Qa Research

Looking for a research role that makes a difference to society?

Are you fascinated by what works, what doesn’t, and why? Are you interested in measuring the impact of interventions? You could be designing and conducting an evaluation of a …

Why attend a LARIA Conference?

If you are thinking about attending a future LARIA conference, take a look at why our delegates think you should!

Researching the sustainability and effectiveness of Blackpool HeadStart’s Academic Resilience Approach

Project in brief

Centre of Resilience for Social Justice (CRSJ) invites applications for a full-time three-year PhD studentship from October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. In collaboration with Blackpool Council and Boingboing, this PhD project will contribute to …

New LARIA Council elected

At the LARIA AGM a new LARIA Council was elected including a new Chair. We would particularly like to welcome our new Council members Kate Waterhouse, Dr Jane Kennedy and Professor James Downe.

Congratulations also to Mike Walker, our new …

Award Winner 2018 – Manchester City Council

Best use of social care or health research: Manchester City Council

Evaluation of Manchester’s Community Assessment Support Service (CASS)


The research evidenced how designing services to fit how people use them instead of within traditional organisation structures can deliver …