research report

Turbo charging volunteering: co-production and public service reform

Report that examines how co-production could be mainstreamed in the UK, involving a number of approaches.

Exploring the social value of community assets in Wirral

Project aimed to map the community assets in Wirral, and measure their impact using a social value approach. 

This report provides a summary of the project methods and findings.

Towards co-production in research with communities

Provides conceptual substantiation and practical guidance for co-producing research with communities; and advances the theory and practice of co-producing research with communities.

Ageing alone: loneliness and the 'oldest old'

Through case study analysis of projects that are tackling loneliness effectively, this report explores practical steps that can be taken to reduce levels of loneliness among the oldest old.

The generation strain: collective solutions to care in an ageing society

Report that argues for the need to transform the understanding of what ‘social care’ is in order to help people live decent lives, to put in place the right building blocks to prepare for an ageing population and to reduce future demand for care.

Clinical judgement and decision-making in children's social work: an analysis of the 'front door' system

In May 2013, the Secretary of State for Education and the Prime Minister commissioned the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) to undertake a project to look at social workers’ decision-making. 

Given the potential breadth of this project, and the limited resources available, BIT and the Department for Education (DfE) decided to focus upon the entry point for children coming in to contact with the Child Protection System, usually referred to as the ‘front door’.