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Culturally specific responses to severe and multiple disadvantage

Project Director: Nadia Bashir
Project Duration: 2017-2019

Research with BAME people recovering from alcohol/drug addiction:

  • To explore their lives and hidden experiences of disadvantage.
  • To develop and learn about elements of a successful model for supporting BAME communities facing multiple disadvantage.

Discourses of Voluntary Action at two 'Transformational Moments' of the Welfare State, the 1940s and 2010s

CRESR Contact: Dr Rob Macmillan
Project Duration: 2017-2019

The publication of the Beveridge Report in 1942, and the subsequent establishment of comprehensive welfare services in the UK, was referred to as ‘a revolutionary moment’. The same term has been used to describe the context in which welfare services have been and are still being significantly reshaped since 2010. At these two transformational moments, fundamental questions have been raised about who is responsible for the provision of welfare services. The project study will explore the debates that have taken place on the role, position and contribution of voluntary action in the provision of welfare in the 1940s and 2010s. It will compare and contrast public, political and voluntary sector discourses. The research will contribute to new understandings of voluntary action and to practical action for third sector organisations and policy makers.

Being Warm Being Happy: Understanding Disability Fuel Poverty and Energy Vulnerability for Adults with a Learning Disability

Project Director: Professor Angela Tod (University of Sheffield) 
Project Duration: 2017-2019

Being Warm Being Happy is a collaborative project to find out if people with learning disabilities are able to keep themselves warm at home.

An economic assessment of assets in community ownership

Project Director: Ian Wilson
Project Duration: 2018-19

This study will:
  • Provide a mapping of the present picture of community asset ownership in England; including a detailed mapping in five Local Authorities.
  • Survey assets in community ownership to gain a national level assessment of their financial health, the benefits that they provide to local communities and the challenges that they have faced.

Green Leaders evaluation

Project Director: Dr Will Eadson
Project Duration: 2016-2018

Groundwork’s Green Leaders programme aims to give 900 disadvantaged young people (aged 14-19) a stepping stone to future employment by recruiting them to lead local environmental projects. In doing so, the programme also aims to make local environmental improvements and catalyse climate action in local communities. The evaluation involves tracking outcomes through a range of qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as providing learning to projects throughout the duration of the programme

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