Communities & Local Government

Healthier Homes Programme Evaluation

Kirklees council – Safer, healthier homes
Kirklees Council commissioned Qa Research to carry out an evaluation of the Safer Healthier Homes Programme (SHHP) which began in October 2012.
The Programme is for families with complex and multiple needs. It combines traditional family support with an accredited adult learning programme focussing on health and safety, food hygiene, and home management skills

Pressing the Right Buttons

New Users of the Internet at Older Ages
How and why would older people, who had never used the internet, attend training courses in order to gain basic online competency skills? What were their feelings before and after the training? These were the questions that Age UK posed, and they commissioned Qa to investigate

Sustainability consultation

Changing Attitudes and Behaviours of Tenants Towards Recycling, Reusing and Using Less
Part of Thames Valley Housing’s Association’s commitment to resident involvement is to ensure tenants know their views are being taken into account and that they are being listened to. To that end, they commissioned Qa Research to explore residents’ views towards energy and water use / conservation, waste and recycling

Waste and recycling research with residents and students

Overcoming the challenges faced by waste management teams
Areas with a wide variety of housing types and a large number of Houses of Multiple Occupation offer unique waste and recycling problems for local authorities. Faced with a large number of students living in a popular residential area, one of our clients needed to establish how best to overcome this challenge through research

Community cohesion research

Building on Place Survey findings
The challenge for local authorities looking to the future is how to further investigate issues raised by residents during the Place Survey research. Qualitative research helped one of our clients meet this objective and provided a boost to community cohesion work at the same time