We bridge the gap between government and the public, providing robust research and analysis to help you evaluate what works.
We cover broad issues that shape the delivery of public services in modern society and how to engage the public in the policy-making process.
Our work has a direct bearing on the decisions made by government, organisations and citizens. We take that responsibility seriously and, because of this, do work of the highest quality that stands up to close scrutiny.
We have a strong track record of conducting research amongst typically harder-to-reach groups such as young people, people with health problems or a disability, people with basic skills difficulties, prisoners, refugees, asylum-seekers, migrant populations and homeless people. We have recognised expertise in successfully carrying out research in deprived areas. Because of this, our research is inclusive and we ensure that the seldom heard are able to make their views known.