case studies

A key part of the Government’s alcohol harm reduction strategy is to monitor changes in drinking habits over time and to identify what factors are potentially contributing to the rising levels of consumption. Reviews research and highlights trends in alcohol consumption over the last 20 to 30 years. A key part of the Government’s alcohol harm reduction strategy is to monitor changes in drinking habits over time and to identify what factors are potentially contributing to the rising levels of consumption.

Report of a research project in which 'audience insight' research with practitioners of children’s commissioning was carried out to establish an evidence base for the design, planning and delivery of a Commissioning Support Programme. Six local authority areas were used as case studies to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of commissioning, particularly those pertaining to leadership, partnership and locality working.

Report explaining what the Economic Deprivation Index is and how it can be used to track deprived neighbourhoods in England over time.

Resource containing a set of tools and resources to help partnerships concerned with the health of looked after children to carry out audits of services, formulate action plans and gather evidence of their progress.

Report drawing attention to the plight of adults with complex problems and multiple needs and calling for the reconfiguration of services, policies and thinking to better reflect the experience of such people and the strategic thinking required to meet their needs.

Report presenting the findings of the UK assessment trial of Enable, a three year longitudinal study looking at the feasibility of enabling devices and the socio-economic costs of making technology available to enhance the quality of life of dementia sufferers and their carers.

Report using quantitative and qualitative evidence to describe the extent of institutional discrimination against disabled people in the post-millennium UK, most noticeably in the health and rehabilitation services, the education system, the labour market, welfare and benefit agencies, the built environment and the media.

Report asking what kind of teacher professionalism is needed in order to give children the best education and investigating the stress and sense of diminished professionalism that teachers across the English education system often report with a view to enabling teachers to better understand the forces which affect their professional lives.