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Sheffield City Region Talent Match Partnership: New Arrivals Pilot Project (NAPP)

Project Director: Nadia Bashir
Project Duration: 2017-2018

CRESR evaluated the Sheffield Futures’ Big Lottery Funded 'New Arrivals Pilot Project' (NAPP), which targeted 18-24 year old Roma young people living in Sheffield. The pilot provided a bespoke engagement and preparation/assessment service to facilitate the integration of the Roma young people into the Talent Match (employment) programme.


Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change: Understanding the Role and Impact of Welfare Conditionality

Project Director: Professor Peter Dwyer (University of York) and Professor Del Roy Fletcher (Sheffield Hallam University)
Project Duration: 2013-2017

The use of conditional welfare arrangements that combine elements of sanction and support in order to influence the behaviour of welfare recipients has become an established component of welfare, housing, criminal justice and immigration policies. CRESR at Sheffield Hallam University, in collaboration with Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Sheffield and York universities, has been awarded an ESRC large grant to conduct a major study on the efficacy and ethicality of conditional welfare policies. This five year project creates a collaborative, international and interdisciplinary focal point for social science research on welfare conditionality by establishing an original and comprehensive evidence base across a range of social policy fields and diverse groups of welfare service users.


An assessment of the United Utilities Customer Research on Manchester and Pennines Resilience

Project Directors:Jan Gilbertson and Professor Christina Beatty
Project Duration: 2017-2018

An independent assessment of United Utilities programme of research to explore customer attitudes towards action being taken to improve the resilience of the Haweswater Aqueduct.  


The Contemporary Labour Market in Older Industrial Britain

Project Director: Professor Christina Beatty and Professor Steve Fothergill
Project Duration: 2016-2017

There is renewed political, policy and media concern about the ‘places left behind’. This has been prompted by the EU referendum in particular – less prosperous areas in England and Wales voted heavily for Brexit – but it also has deeper roots in the widespread perception that present-day prosperity is by-passing many places and communities.


ESRC Seminar Series: The health impact of cold homes and fuel poverty

Principal Applicant: Professor Angela Tod / Co-applicants: Jan Gilbertson, Professor Christine Liddell, Catherine Homer

Project Duration: 2015-2018

This seminar series will generate new understanding of human behaviour regarding cold homes, fuel poverty and their impact on health by reviewing current evidence, identifying evidence gaps and priorities for future research. The series will explicitly consider the influence of social and health inequalities, and focus on policy influences, impact and interventions. It will add to existing academic knowledge by reviewing and synthesising existing evidence, and will identify gaps in knowledge.


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