Tameside Citizens’ Panel contract awarded to Qa

Well-recruited and managed panels can provide a range of consultation options which reach further into the community and offer valuable guidance to local authority service units and directorates.

Tameside MBC has chosen Qa Research to apply these principles to its citizens’ panel. Qa will carry out the full range of tasks associated with citizens’ panels, including:

Management of the panel database and maintenance of records

‘Refreshment’ of a one-third of panel members each year

The administration of up to three postal surveys per year

Typesetting and printing newsletters for panel circulation, using text drafted by Tameside MBC

Providing assistance with the recruitment of panel members for other forms of consultation if required

To carry out and report on other forms of consultation such as focus group discussions, workshops or events

Initially a one-year contract, Tameside will extend the contract for a further period of up to two years subject to a positive review of the service.

For more information on our citizens’ panel research expertise contact Chris Hobden in Communities on 01904 632039 or e-mail chris.hobden@qaresearch.co.uk