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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 …

Annual Conference 2020 – Submit a paper to speak

Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd June, Manchester Conference Centre.
Registration bookings open in February.

Exhibition & Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested at speaking at our next Annual Conference, why not submit a paper?

The #LARIA2020 conference aims to equip delegates with ideas, …

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 …

Want to get involved?




LARIA are looking for volunteers to become Regional Representatives for the following area’s:
South East


Yorkshire & Humber

East Midlands

South West.

LARIA exists to promote continuous improvements in the quality and impact of local research …

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 …

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 …