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Nudges for Good

The LGA have recently launched ‘Nudges for social good’, a podcast series about how councils have nudged their residents into different ways of living. Learn from council officers about their pointers and practical examples on using behavioural insights in various …

Statistics User Forum (SUF)

The Statistics User Forum (SUF) works to make sure that the needs and views of the statistical user community are properly taken into account. It is directly supported by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

SUF meets three times a …

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 …

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)

Summary

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

Award Winner 2018 – Wirral Council

Best Use of Local Area Research: Wirral Council

Using the principles of Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis to prioritise areas which would benefit most from a Selective Licensing scheme in Wirral

Summary

Frontline services in Wirral have struggled for decades to …

Award Winner 2018 – Essex County Council

Best Use of Data: Essex County Council

Multi-agency geo-mapping of gangs and child exploitation

Summary

The entry shows the power of joint insight. Using existing data, in a joined up way across organisations, rather than silos to develop a local …

Award Winner 2018 – Birmingham City Council

Most engaging communication of local area research – Birmingham City Council

Annual Research Seminar Series (5th Year)

Summary

The seminar has been recognised locally as a forum for raising awareness of research within the local authority and also an opportunity …

Chair’s Report 2018

I have been honoured to have been a member of the LARIA Council for over ten years and since 2012 the Chair. This is my last LARIA Conference as I move on personally to a new role in evaluating central …

LARIA Research Impact Awards 2018 – Winners

The winners of the LARIA Research Impact Awards were announced on the 22nd May 2018 at the LARIA Conference in Chester. They are the only awards specifically designed to showcase the work of those researching local areas. We welcome entries …

LARIA Away Day Feedback

LARIA held its away day on 11 April. Members old and new joined members of LARIA Council for a very open discussion about LARIA, its history and achievements, the challenges that LARIA faces, and most importantly where it needs to …

Paycheck 2018 – gross household income for the United Kingdom

Licensed by over 100 Public Sector organisations, Paycheck is used in conjunction with open and local administrative data to support a wide range of needs including Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Local Plans and Joint Strategic Needs Assessments. Paycheck is also …