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RESEARCH

We have undertaken a wide range of research projects.  We have recently completed an extensive qualitative research project for the Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust.  This county-wide qualitative research forms part of the PCT‘s drive to meet the healthcare needs of homeless people. 

We worked with Plymouth MP Linda Gilroy, to review the current housing situation in the city. The enquiry process was modelled on the Parliamentary Select Committee model, and the report has been welcomed by the City Council and other housing providers as a tool for continued development. Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Housing Minister Caroline Flint also expressed great interest in its findings. Linda Gilroy MP report [0.7mb]

Previous research projects have including project evaluation of support services for the most entrenched street sleepers and the effectiveness of street homelessness services in Exeter.  We  have tested customer satisfaction for local housing authorities and provided training and assistance in addressing under-performance or problem areas. 

We have worked with Teign Housing and Teignbridge District Council to identify the scale of under-occupation in the social sector and to develop innovative solutions to address the issue and maximise resources for local people. This has led to close working links with the housing authorities across Devon, and further work to assist in the development of a county-wide allocation model that will facilitate down-sizing across the area.


Brian Moore meets up with his old politics tutor, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, whilst working with Linda Gilroy MP – June 2008

We carried out a full review of the work and structures of the Devon and Cornwall Training network and identified future opportunities and potential developments for them.

Whilst working with the Bournemouth CAB team we undertook research into the practices of the local bailiffs and commenced an ongoing social policy initiative to improve practice.

 



 

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