RESEARCH & ENGAGEMENT

We offer mixed methods research across a wide range of topics, from supported housing to arts and culture, to the use of digital tech. This includes qualitative research, evidence reviews, policy analysis, analysis of quantitative datasets and surveys. We are passionate about designing inclusive and accessible ways of engaging people whose voices are often not heard in research, including people living with dementia and other cognitive impairments, and those experiencing homelessness. We have experience of training and supporting peer researchers.

“Imogen offers strong analytical skills combined with an ability to write in a clear and focused way. She is also helpful and conscientious, always delivers on time.”

Ilona Haslewood

Programme Manager (Policy and Research) Joseph Rowntree Foundation

 

EVALUATION 

We have a long track of evaluating both individual projects and national funded programmes. We specialise in using the Most Significant Change, often alongside more traditional methods. This participatory and reflective technique enables those delivering and benefitting from services to identify the changes that have come about for them as a result of their involvement, and to select, describe and explain the ‘most significant’ of these for them. We then facilitate diverse groups of stakeholders, including those you wish to influence, to reflect on these stories of change and draw learning from them.

"My experience of working with Imogen has been universally positive. She is passionate about the work and ensuring she operates to the highest quality and ethical standards."

 

Christina Snell

Chief Executive Officer

Age UK Gloucestershire

 

CONSULTANCY & TRAINING

We provide a range of consultancy, training and facilitation services, including:

 

  • Strategic and service model reviews

  • Strengths-based practice, motivational interviewing and positive approaches to working with risk in care and support

  • Homelessness reviews

  • Facilitation of team sessions and larger events

  • Equality Impact Assessment

“I would have no hesitation in recommending Imogen for her knowledge and experience of the Equality agenda and also for her natural ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people”

Jessica Williams

Associate Director, Service TransformationNHS Greater Manchester

Values & Practice

Co-production 

the best solutions draw on both lived and professional experience;

Rigorous use of evidence

to inform policy, practice and service development;

Equality and diversity

 understanding how organisational policy and practice can create or reduce barriers for different protected characteristic groups;

Rights-based

 increasing people’s knowledge of their rights, and the awareness and accountability of organisations responsible for respecting and fulfilling them;

Strengths-based

 understanding and promoting people’s resilience, relationships and self-determination;

Multi-agency systems thinking

understanding how different aspects of social policy interact with each other to impact on people’s experiences and outcomes;

Value for money and integrity

 we are an ethical business, and we take accountability and transparency seriously in relation to public/ charitable funds.

 
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Imogen Blood & Associates Ltd 2021