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Evidence Centre on UK Housing Consortium Building Event

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In May 2016 ESRC and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation are planning to launch a call for applications to establish an evidence centre for UK housing.

The Centre will be about connectivity, accessibility and integration of evidence and joining up different stakeholders and sectors in establishing recommendations for housing policy and practice. It will be tasked with synthesising existing research, bringing together survey data, and developing a pipeline of evidence on housing. It will communicate its outputs in an actionable format to key audiences with the aim of embedding knowledge in practice at local, devolved administration and national scales.

The Funders will run a consortium building event on 2 June, in London, between 10am-4pm. The aim of the event is for potential applicants to have an opportunity to build the innovative partnerships and collaborations that the Funders are hoping to see in the bids to host the Centre.

For more information and to register attendance, please visit the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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2 thoughts on “Evidence Centre on UK Housing Consortium Building Event

  1. Dear Mark

    PERU is interested in this call and we will be sending someone to the London meeting.

    We think we would be well-placed to lead a bid, probably in consortium with other organisations. Other, similar, ‘what works’ centres that have been created in different sectors (we have links with several of them) have a strong emphasis on evaluation rigour and systematic review/rapid evidence assessment methodologies. We now have two Professors of Evaluation in the Unit (myself and Steve Morris) with a strong evaluation track record and we have undertaken Rapid Evidence Assessments.

    Clearly housing expertise will be important and we recently recruited Dr. Chris O’Leary who has a long track record in housing policy and research. Before completing his PhD, Chris spent several years working in policy research and consultancy and as a civil servant. He lead several large housing research and evaluation projects, for the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Greater London Authority, Birmingham City Council and a number of local authorities , examining the role of housing and supported housing. Much of his research examined the links between housing and other areas of social policy, particularly criminal justice, health and social care. He is a former Chair of Housing in an inner London borough, a non-executive director of a large social housing provider and a former non-executive director of a regeneration company. He has a MSc in Public Policy from Queen Mary, University of London and a PhD in Public Policy from King’s College, London.

    Chris will lead on this opportunity for PERU and we are keen to collaborate with SHIRE (Chris is contacting Roz Fox).

    We will keep you posted.

    Kind regards

    Chris

    Chris Fox

    Professor of Evaluation Director of the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit Manchester Metropolitan University

    [cid:3BFF9939-6B76-428F-94FC-29D59A95F785] http://www.mmuperu.co.uk | @MMUPolicyEval

    From: MMU Research and Knowledge Exchange Blog <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: MMU Research and Knowledge Exchange Blog <comment+_g5io72hegsonevl0hf9jqo@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Tuesday, 3 May 2016 16:20 To: MMU Staff <c.fox@mmu.ac.uk> Subject: [New post] Evidence Centre on UK Housing Consortium Building Event

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    • Hi Chris,

      Brilliant to hear. Do let us know how it goes and if the RKE Office can support you in any way.

      Kind regards

      Mark Dyer

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