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Job advert: Coram-i – Lead Data & Performance Analyst

About Coram-i

Coram-i is looking for an experienced analyst who understands children’s social care in England to help us drive forward a number of innovative and exciting initiatives.

Coram-i works with others to improve services primarily to children’s social care …

LARIA North East Networking Event 2019

The first LARIA North East networking event of 2019 will take place on Thursday 21st March, 1-4pm at North Yorkshire County Council in Northallerton. There’ll be plenty of chances to network, and we have speakers discussing: Intelligent Council project, Durham …

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 …

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 …

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


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


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)


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 …

New guide to using Behavioural Insights in local government

Want some help using behavioural insights in your authority? Would some real-life techniques and examples help? Look no further. A new Guide with useful techniques and tools is available for officers with an interest in applying insights from behavioural psychology.…


Later this year new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be introduced in the UK and this legislation updates data protection laws for the digital age. While no one could question the benefit of extending the rights of data subjects, …

NIHR’s new social care call to launch in May – research on ideas from the social care front-line

NIHR’s Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme will be launching an additional call this year, focusing on social care.

This initiative particularly seeks to fund high quality research ideas which come from the front line of social care, and to …

LARIA Annual Conference 2018

Shaping the place – the role of local area intelligence
Tues 22 – Wed 23 May 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester

The LARIA Annual Conference programme is now available and registration is open. This year the conference is taking place …