Monthly Archives: January 2016

Enventure Research to deliver Children’s Centre consultation in Derby

Enventure Research has been commissioned to deliver a public consultation on behalf of Derby City Council (DCC) regarding the future of its Children’s Centres.

 

In comparison with other local authorities across the country, DCC needs to explore options for making savings by delivering some of its services differently. Derby’s Big Conversation is a partnership between public, private, voluntary and faith organisations which aims to ensure all of its residents have the opportunity to influence the difficult decisions to be made. As part of its Big Conversation, the Council is consulting with residents about its proposals for changes to Children’s Centres, helping to ensure that it is delivering services as efficiently as possible.

 

In partnership with DCC, Enventure Research will design a questionnaire to explore Derby residents’ opinions about the proposed changes to the Children’s Centre service. The questionnaire will be made available for completion online and promoted via the Council’s website, social media channels and other communications. Paper versions of the questionnaire will also be made available in Children’s Centres across the region. A series of focus groups will be held with a small selection of Derby residents to add further insight to the questionnaire responses.

 

Enventure Research will process all data collected from the consultation and provide DCC with a detailed report on the consultation findings to feed into the Council’s strategic review.

Supplies research on behalf of East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Enventure Research has recently been commissioned to conduct customer research on behalf of Supplies, the purchasing and distribution unit of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

 

Focusing on Supplies’ educational sector customers, Enventure Research will design a questionnaire to gauge opinions related to delivery, products, customer service, methods of ordering, price and value. The questionnaire will be hosted online, with representatives from primary schools, secondary schools and academies asked to participate via email invitation. Reminder emails and telephone calls will be made to help achieve a positive response rate.

 

Following analysis of all collected data, Enventure Research will provide feedback to the Council in the form of a detailed report, which will help the Council to better understand the priorities and levels of satisfaction of its customers in order to adapt its service and facilitate ongoing growth.

Appointment to the Essex County Council Insights and Innovation Market Research Framework

After a thorough tendering process, Enventure Research has been appointed to Essex County Council‘s Insights and Innovation Market Research Framework.

 

The framework will provide the County Council and its partner organisations access to a diverse range of providers within a variety of market research specialisms, research methodologies and analytical approaches.

 

The framework can be accessed by a wide range of organisations, including local authorities, NHS organisations, housing associations, charities and the emergency services.

 

Enventure Research can now be called upon to deliver quantitative or qualitative research on behalf of these organisations.

Piloting of General Dental Council’s Enhanced CPD questionnaire

Enventure Research has been appointed to deliver a survey as part of the General Dental Council’s (GDC) pilot of their Enhanced CPD processes. The pilot will run for five months, beginning in March 2016.

 

At least 450 GDC registrants taking part in the pilot will be asked to complete an online questionnaire each month, which is designed to obtain their experience and confidence relating to their experience of the Enhanced CPD processes. At the end of the pilot period, participants will complete a final questionnaire which makes reference to their experiences across the entire period.

 

Enventure Research has worked in partnership with the GDC on a number of different research projects and is pleased to be working with the Council once more.

Evaluation of London’s Recycling Golden Ticket Draw

Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) has recently appointed Enventure Research to carry out an evaluation of its ‘Golden Ticket Draw’, a recycling reward initiative to encourage residents to recycle more and to recycle correctly.  WRWA, which is the waste disposal authority that manages waste disposal services for the London Boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea was awarded a grant from central government – Department for Communities and Local Government for the initiative.

 

The scheme motivates residents by encouraging them to recycle all materials correctly and placing a ‘golden ticket’ with their recycling materials.  Tickets are picked out at random of recycling bags that have the correct materials and residents and community organisations can win cash prizes of up to £5,000 depending on which authority they live in.

 

The evaluation will take the form of focus groups to discuss the impact and effectiveness of the Golden Ticket Draw and review the publicity and communication around it.