Awards Archive

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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 Research Impact Award Winners 2016

The LARIA Research Impact Awards recognise the impact of research as a local level and showcase the very best work of our members. The winners were announced on the first day of the LARIA Conference at our awards dinner.

Best …

Award Winner 2017: Essex County Council – From monster mother to local leader

Most engaging presentation of local area research

Essex County Council – From monster mother to local leader

Summary

This project has achieved real impact by engaging decision makers and practitioners through innovative presentation of local area research to coproduce an …

Award Winner 2017: Britain Thinks and Healthy London Partnership – The Great Weight Debate

Best use of social care or health research

Britain Thinks and Healthy London Partnership – The Great Weight Debate

Summary

London’s childhood obesity epidemic is a public health crisis.

Tackling this crisis will require engaging both policy experts and the …

Award Winner 2017: Lancashire Community Safety Partnership

Best use of community safety or policing research

Lancashire Community Safety Partnership: Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Constabulary: Understanding of complex anti-social behaviour cases including cases presented at partner risk assessment conference (ASBRAC)

Summary

The volume of recorded anti-social behaviour …

Award Winner 2017: Manchester City Council – Troubled Families Evaluation

Summary

Manchester City Council has been tracking 5,000 families over the past 6 years to understand, inform and evidence the delivery of the National Troubled Families programme. The evidence produced in the latest update, provides some of the best evaluation …

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 Research Impact Awards Winners 2017

The LARIA Research Impact Awards recognise the impact of research as a local level and showcase the very best work of our members. The winners were announced on the first day of the LARIA Conference at our awards dinner on …

Award Winner 2016: Oxfordshire County Council – Creative responses to local Data Users’ needs

Most engaging presentation of local area research

Oxfordshire County Council: Creative responses to local Data Users’ needs: Data Stories and R-Area Profiles.

Summary

Oxfordshire County Council has developed new Data Stories following a consultation with local data users. Data Stories …

Awards Winner 2016: Miller Research and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Best use of social care or health research

Miller Research and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board – Formative evaluation of the ‘In One Place Programme’

Summary

There is a government expectation that public services work more collaboratively; to meet this …

Award Winner 2016: Revealing Reality (ESRO) & Waltham Forest – User needs for children

Best use of Local Area Research: The value of making friends: How a deeper understanding of user need has created a brighter future for children in Waltham Forest

Summary

Ahead of a major new round of commissioning, Revealing Reality was …