Qa to evaluate Abbeyfield’s dementia care home

Qa has been commissioned by Abbeyfield, a national charity providing housing with care for older people, to evaluate their innovative new dementia friendly care home, Winnersh in Berkshire. Winnersh has been designed with the needs of its residents and their relatives in mind and includes specially designed features such as: Curves, rather than straight lines… Read more »

Qa ‘highly commended’ at MRS Awards 2016

Qa received a ‘highly commended’ accolade at the MRS Award 2016 finals on Monday 5th December within the Social Research and Public Policy category for our work with children’s charity, Action for Children. Our submission focused on our national evaluation of Action for Children’s Roots of Empathy Programme in Scotland whereby we worked in partnership… Read more »

Qa to undertake multi stage study for Newcastle University

  Qa Research has been commissioned by the School of Dental Sciences at the University of Newcastle to undertake surveying work to support a multi-stage study on willingness to pay for dental services. The research aims to bring health economics tools to national NHS dental policy making and as such will have a direct impact… Read more »

Qa shortlisted for MRS Operations Award

Qa has been shortlisted for the MRS Operations Award 2016 for Best Data Collection in the face-to-face interviewing category. We were shortlisted for our ability to engage and survey over 1,000 homeless people throughout the UK on the impact of Benefit Sanctions on their lives. The work was commissioned by Crisis, the charity for single homeless… Read more »

How visitor attractions vary their marketing activity

Qa’s presentation at Visitor Attractions Marketing Conference 2016 revealed findings from our attractions industry survey that focused on key marketing activity undertaken by the sector. The study results presented by Nick How, Research Director for Tourism revealed insights into: Most effective marketing formats for generating visitors Proportion of staff involved in marketing the attraction Level… Read more »

Visit Somerset publish visitor survey findings

The findings of visitor surveys conducted by Qa Research across Somerset during summer 2015 have been published on the Visit Somerset website.  These findings are from the first of four waves of research that will continue this year and into 2017. The objectives of the broad ranging visitor research are to capture visitor profiles, perceptions, experiences… Read more »

Crisis release loneliness study conducted by Qa

National homelessness charity, Crisis, have published a report following research conducted by Qa titled: ‘Experiences of loneliness and isolation amongst homeless people’. Drawing on a survey of more than 500 people and qualitative interviews conducted by Qa Research in homeless day centres across the country, the report reveals the extent of loneliness and isolation amongst homeless… Read more »

Qa presents at Scottish Parliament

Qa Research and researchers from the University of Glasgow presented findings of the Roots of Empathy Programme Evaluation at Scottish Parliament at Holyrood on 14th December to a packed room full of educational psychologists, local authorities, members of Scottish government, mums and their babies. Why babies attended Scottish parliament Babies attended the event as they… Read more »

Qa to undertake survey of Affinity Sutton’s residents

Qa has been commissioned by Affinity Sutton to undertake their annual residents’ survey for the second year running. We’ll be exploring residents’ attitudes, aspirations and experience of Affinity Sutton services. One of the largest housing associations in the country, Affinity Sutton provides 57,000 homes across England housing over 160,000 residents. We will undertake 1,000 telephone interviews with residents… Read more »

Qa helps define growth ambitions amongst SMEs

Two surveys completed by Qa Research amongst SMEs have helped the Government’s Business Innovation and Skills Department (BIS) to understand how growth ambition changes amongst smaller companies over time