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Enventure Research is a market research agency specialising in the public sector. Enventure Research works with a range of public sector clients including local authorities, NHS organisations, emergency services and professional membership organisations to support their research, engagement and consultation needs.
Enventure Research utilises both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to help its clients achieve their aims and answer their research questions, and has over 12 years of experience in conducting research with a wide variety of audiences, from the general public and hard to reach groups to health care professionals.
Typical projects Enventure Research delivers include:
- Scoping and evaluation research for social marketing campaign interventions
- Consultation with residents and hard to reach groups
- Customer and tenant satisfaction surveys
- Membership surveys
- Visitor research
- Online research
As a Market Research Society Company Partner and with an accredited ISO 9001 Quality Management System in place, we are committed to working to processes that provide a quality service and assurance that our research abides by the Market Research Society’s Code of Conduct.
A small but dedicated company, Enventure Research is based in West Yorkshire and delivers projects throughout the UK with a personal and passionate approach.
I am a senior researcher, with over 17 years’ experience and skills in planning, developing and delivering research and evaluation projects. With my background in health, social policy, disability and welfare law and my expertise in designing, conducting and managing research in a wide-range of sectors, on diverse subjects and with people from all backgrounds and all ages, I quickly get to the heart of agencies’ needs and deliver high quality evaluation and research within tight timeframes and budgets.
I primarily use mixed methodologies, qualitative and creative methods, such as in-depth interviews, focus groups and case studies and am adept at developing questions, covering complex issues, sensitive and tricky topics and providing high quality analysis.
I regularly train professionals in conducting their own research and evaluation and design and deliver training courses for the SRA and other agencies on conducting evaluation and research with children and young people. I also train and support non-researchers, including young people, to carry out research and evaluation.
Current and recent projects include:
- Evaluation of Lambeth Early Action Partnership a Big Lottery funded, multi-agency, multi-programme initiative to improve outcomes for children in four highly deprived areas and helping LEAP develop their Theory of Change.
- A process and outcome evaluation of Contact a Family’s welfare advice service.
- Evaluating an online CAMHS tool developed by several health and VCS agencies.
- A literature Review for Action for Children on the home learning environment.
- Research on strategies to help young people overcome sexual exploitation, for the DfE.
- Testing the effectiveness of a new sex and relationship education programme for SEF.
- Primary research into families’ health and social care needs in Waltham Forest.
- Consultation on using the NHS number as a consistent identifier across children’s services.
- Assisting Ipsos Mori to design and test patient experience measures for GOSH.
- Primary research around Children Missing from Education.
- Research on training, skills and qualifications for residential children home staff.
- Developing a cost benefit analysis tool for childhood bereavement services.
- Evaluating a DH funded project to increase young people’s awareness of the NHS constitution.
- Evaluating a local MIND programme, which trained young people as peer educators.
- A process and outcome evaluation of REAL, an innovative approach to enhance early literacy.
- Developing new outcome tools to help gauge non-academic outcomes in PRUs.
- Primary research into the needs of young carers.
- Primary research into private fostering in England, with NCB and BAAF.
I have over ten years experience of conducting research and evaluations with people experiencing social disadvantage. I have an MSc in Social Research Methods and an MA in English Literature.
I have previously worked as a Social Policy Researcher at the New Economics Foundation, where I researched issues relating to social inequality, with a focus on health inequalities in deprived communities. This included an evaluation of a co-produced health project for Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network, and research for People’s Health Trust into the relationship between their grants programmes and individual and community control.
Before this, I was the Research Manager at the homelessness charity Broadway, where I managed a leading research programme in the sector. I have evaluated groundbreaking projects including No Second Night Out and the provision of personalised support to rough sleepers. I have researched complex issues such as boredom in hostels, bullying and harassment, how street drinkers can make positive changes in their lives, how street-based sex working women can be supported towards exit, and how homeless people can be supported to move into, and stay in, work.
I have also worked in policy and research for Alcohol Concern, specialising in dual diagnosis (co-existing mental health and alcohol problems).
Hough, J. (2014) Changing systems for people with multiple needs: Learning from the literature. New Economics Foundation. Commissioned by the Fulfilling Lives Newcastle and Gateshead partnership (Changing Lives, Oasis Aquila Housing and Mental Health Concern).
Hough, J., Jones, J. and Rice, B. (2013) Keeping Work: Longitudinal qualitative research on homeless people’s experiences of starting and staying in work, Broadway and Business in the Community. Funded by Trust for London and the Department for Work and Pensions.
Hough, J. and Rice, B. (2011) Voices of Experience: how people who drink on the streets can make positive changes in their lives, Broadway. Funded by the Big Lottery for Research.
Hough, J. (2011) Homeless women’s experiences of boredom in hostels. MSc dissertation.
Hough, J., Jones, A., Lewis, H. (2011) No Second Night Out: An evaluation of the first six months of the project, Broadway, University of York and Crunch Consulting. Commissioned by the Greater London Authority.
Hough, J. and Rice, B. (2010) Providing personalised support to rough sleepers, Broadway. Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Cebulla, A., Rice, B., Tomaszewski, W., Hough, J. (2009) Profiling London’s rough sleepers: A longitudinal analysis of CHAIN data, Broadway and the National Centre for Social Research. Funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Hough, J. and Rice, B. (2008) A review of services for street-based sex working women in Lambeth. Commissioned by the London Borough of Lambeth Supporting People and Drug and Alcohol teams.
Yulia is a professional social and health researcher with international experience of designing, managing and performing qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research, evaluations and literature reviews in the areas of mental health, disability, later life, health services, addiction, knowledge transfer and cross-cultural communication. Yulia have a PhD in mental health from Dublin City University, an M.Sc. in Applied Social Research from Trinity College, University of Dublin and an MA in Teaching English to Speakers to Other Languages from the University of Northern Iowa, USA.
Yulia has eight years work experience the Irish public sector at the Health Research Board, one of the largest non-statutory health research funders in Ireland. While at the HRB Yulia worked on national health and social databases, such as NPIRS (National Psychiatric In-Patient Reporting System), NDTRS (national drug treatment reporting system), National Physical and Sensory Disability Database (NPSDD) and National Intellectual Disability Database (NIDD). Yulia’s qualitative projects included a study of needs and support requirements of families with mental health problems in Ireland, and a study of recovering from mental health problems from the point of view of those recovering in Ireland.
Yulia also worked as a Research & Development Manager for the Mental Health Foundation in London, one of the leading UK mental health charities working in collaboration with voluntary and statutory sector organisations, corporate and universities. Yulia’s job responsibilities included managing the team of junior researchers; designing projects, surveys and preparation of proposals for funding; commissioning; collecting and analysing data; disseminating research results through written reports, publications and presentations and providing research support across the organisation.
Yulia is a founding director of Applied Research Consultancy Limited in London which provides independent social research and evaluation services in the areas of mental health, health and wellbeing, disability, social policy, equality and diversity and research ethics. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the SRA quarterly magazine Research Matters.
Ivana is a research consultant with over 20 years experience of conducting qualitative and quantitative research and evidence reviews to inform and evaluate children and families policy and practice.
Ivana has conducted key studies that have shaped recent family support policies, including national evaluations of: Children’s Centres, Family Intervention Projects and the free early education entitlement. Ivana also has substantial experience of researching children’s social care. She has directed a study on the role of Independent Reviewing Officers in care planning and international reviews on the effectiveness of children’s residential care and on dealing with child sexual exploitation.
Ivana’s previous roles include: Director of Research at the National Children’s Bureau and head of the families research programme at National Centre for Social Research.