‘Perceptions of “good” have shifted – and insights are stronger for it’

5 October 2022 | Authors: Zoe Dibb,

Peer research methods can meaningfully involve communities in generating evidence  – but Zoe Dibb says more must be done to evaluate quality and effectiveness.  

A community-led transition to net zero

27 September 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

At the Labour Party’s annual conference, we asked how we can help the UK’s most vulnerable families participate in a fair transition to a fairer, greener future?

Research on youth volunteering discussed on the Third Sector podcast

27 September 2022 | Authors: Emily Morrison,

Emily Morrison discusses new research from Institute for Community Studies on the Third Sector podcast.

‘Change starts with people like me’

23 September 2022

Mark Pepper is driving climate action at Ambition Lawrence Weston, a housing estate on the outskirts of Bristol.

‘Communities can power a fair transition’

23 September 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

Helen Goulden and Tim Davies-Pugh, say a fairer, greener future is not only possible, but advantageous for UK plc.

‘If the research sector is to truly reflect our diverse communities, we need new forms of partnerships’ 

20 July 2022 | Authors: Emily Morrison,

Tom Saunders and Emily Morrison stress the need for more equitable and sustainable models of community engagement in research

Peer research: sharing what works

13 July 2022 | Authors: Zoe Dibb,

Our Head of Research, Zoe Dibb, shares insights and key learnings from our Peer Research Network with the Social Research Association (SRA).

Here comes the community!

13 June 2022

Today, local leaders from around the UK descend on Parliament to call for a Community Power Act. Our CEO Helen Goulden welcomes engagement with communities that increases both equality and equity. 

The rise and rise of participatory research

24 May 2022

Our CEO reflects on the knowledge shared at our recent Hive conference – and makes the case for peer research as an approach that is ripe for these times…

‘Fat people face discrimination that affects them for the rest of their lives’ 

15 May 2022

New research from Kickstart peer research trainees uncovers prejudice and discrimination and explores its impact.

‘Putting young people in the driving seat of research can steer better youth support’

28 March 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

Helen Goulden shares a new report, and celebrates greater participation of young people in the research sector.

‘Greater diversity among councillors matters. Here’s why.’

22 March 2022 | Authors: Victoria Boelman,

Victoria Boelman asks what we can all do to increase the diversity of people putting themselves forward for local elections.

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