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COVID-19 RESPONSE: CACI Data for Local Government

CACI offers free customer segmentation data to councils

We have been speaking to CACI, who provide many public sector organisations with customer segmentation data, and they are now offering local authorities free access to some of their datasets to support …

Important LARIA Annual Conference 2020 Update

It is with great regret that LARIA has decided to postpone June’s annual conference until 12-13 October 2020. As you will appreciate, the situation with coronavirus (Covid-19) has progressed rapidly and the safety of our attendees, speakers and exhibitors is …

CACI – Who will be most affected by Social Distancing?

By Stewart Eldridge

As we move into the ‘delay’ phase of the Government’s action plan to tackle the Coronavirus outbreak, those who work for organisations that …

LARIA Research Impact Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that the competition for this year’s LARIA Research Impact Awards 2020 is now open. These awards aim to showcase the impact research has at a local level, and we welcome entries for one of five …

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 …

Register Now – Annual Conference 2020

Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th October, Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre

Register now for the LARIA Annual Conference to take advantage of the early bird rates.

Early bird rates apply until Friday 26th June 2020

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Laria North East Networking Event 15 October 2019 – Research Strategies and Techniques

The fifth LARIA North East Networking event was well-attended, with 17 attendees and five presenters. Held at Newcastle Civic Centre, we enjoyed a mixture of presentations on research strategies and techniques, and the chance to meet other North East local …

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 …

How can you help lead LARIA?

Every year, there are a number of opportunities for LARIA members to help lead the organisation. These include: supporting the LARIA Council; helping to organise or speak at events; contributing to developing a vibrant local network; and liaising with key …

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!

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 …