Monthly Archives: February 2016

Recycling engagement with residents in Bury

Bury Council has commissioned Enventure Research to undertake a doorstepping engagement campaign with its residents, specifically focused on increasing participation in the food waste collection scheme.


A team of Enventure Research’s trained recycling promoters will visit 9,000 properties in target areas identified by Bury Council, aiming to speak with a resident in at least 30% of these over the duration of the project. The recycling promoters will motivate residents to recycle via direct engagement on the doorstep, using a short conversational-style questionnaire to find out information about attitudes towards and current usage of the waste and recycling services.


The recycling promoters will answer any questions residents have on the food waste scheme in particular, but also the general recycling scheme, helping them to overcome any perceived barriers to recycling and ultimately, aim to increase participation in the recycling scheme. The fieldwork is due to commence in March 2016.


In addition to daily reports about recycling container and caddy requests and weekly progress reports, Enventure Research will provide a thorough final report which includes detailed survey findings, feedback from residents and clear conclusions and recommendations for future engagement activity.

Enventure Research commissioned to deliver the General Optical Council’s Patient Perception Survey 2016

Enventure Research has recently been appointed to undertake public perception research on behalf of the General Optical Council (GOC), the regulator for optical professions in the UK. The GOC’s mission is to protect and promote the health and safety of the public, and is a new client for Enventure Research.


The GOC wishes to undertake a survey of patients and the general public, exploring their views and experiences in relation to visits to the opticians and the optical profession. The research will allow comparison with the previous survey, enabling perceptions to be tracked over time by comparing results to the previous year’s survey, and also collect data on new topical areas.


The survey will be administered online to a representative sample of the UK population, with additional telephone and face-to-face interviews conducted to ensure specific interlocking quotas are met. Enventure Research has also proposed to deliver a programme of qualitative research in the form of focus groups and in depth interviews to provide additional insight to the survey findings.


Following the research fieldwork, Enventure Research will provide the GOC with a comprehensive report, clearly presenting the findings of the research and interpreting what they mean for future GOC policy.

Enventure Research to undertake public consultation on behalf of Keighley Town Council

Keighley Town Council (KTC) has appointed Enventure Research to undertake a public consultation with Keighley residents regarding future use of its Civic Centre and how to best manage the facility. The results from the consultation will help shape the Council’s subsequent business plans for each area of the Civic Centre and high level strategy plan. The public consultation process is likely to generate additional opportunities, ideas and potentially organisations that would work with KTC to re-invigorate the premises.


Working with the Council, Enventure Research will design a questionnaire to explore topics such as perception and awareness of the Civic Centre and the services provided there, past experiences of visiting the Centre, suggestions for improvements to the Centre, interest in Centre functions and other ideas for raising revenue. Four thousand paper copies of the questionnaire and consultation documents will be distributed to Council-operated buildings. An online version will also be available to further increase participation.


In conjunction with the survey, a series of four focus groups will be held with adults from the general population of Keighley. The groups will aim to explore the views of Keighley residents and business owners in greater depth, helping to enrich the findings from the online and paper questionnaire. Following the consultation period Enventure Research will undertake statistical and thematic analysis on the qualitative and quantitative data, providing a full written report and presentation of the findings to KTC.

Exploring attitudes towards homelessness for the Big Change campaign

Enventure Research are delighted to have been appointed to work again with Manchester City Council (MCC), alongside a number of Manchester charities, organisations and voluntary sector agencies, in the provision of a piece of research examining views about homelessness. The homelessness steering group have worked to develop the Big Change Manchester campaign, which was launched in December 2015 and aims to help provide sustainable long-term support and solutions to homelessness.


To help ensure that the campaign is shaped to target the right people with the right messages, Enventure Research will develop a suitable questionnaire to gather the views of Manchester residents, workers, students and visitors regarding the complex topic of homelessness.


An experienced team of IQCS-trained fieldwork interviewers will complete 300 on-street interviews with residents, workers and visitors to Manchester, ensuring that set quotas for each target group are met. The questionnaire will also be made available for completion online and the link emailed to a database of university students in order to gather at least 100 responses from this target group.


Enventure Research will undertake detailed analysis of all data gathered throughout the survey period, providing a comprehensive research report. The results will help the homelessness steering group understand how to shape the campaign and what messages will resonate based on public attitudes, perceptions and current behaviours towards those who are sleeping rough or homeless.

Coding and analysis of Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust consultation data

Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust has appointed Enventure Research to undertake coding, analysis and reporting on data gathered during its recent mental health services consultation survey. Enventure Research will examine the responses received to open-ended survey questions, creating a code frame based on common emerging themes.  Each response will them be allocated to an appropriate code, thereby allowing the feedback to be analysed.


Upon completion of the coding Enventure Research will provide a thorough analysis of the findings, presented in tables and charts with explanatory commentary and anonymised verbatim responses to demonstrate the various perceptions and attitudes emerging from the research.


The results will provide valuable information to Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, enabling them to understand respondents’ views and ideas about its plans for the future of the Mental Health Services.

Ingeus appoints Enventure to deliver insightful qualitative research

Enventure Research are delighted to have been commissioned to conduct a programme of qualitative research on behalf of Ingeus, a leading provider of people-centred services, such as employability programmes, skills training and health-related support.


In order to help inform the development of a new employment training programme aimed at helping people find sustainable work, Enventure Research will undertake a series of in-depth telephone interviews with jobseekers to find out about their experience of looking for work, where they look to for advice and support, and what support they have received in the past.


Upon completion of the interviews, Enventure Research will undertake analysis of the data gathered to highlight the key themes and findings emerging from the discussions.

Large scale membership survey for the European Society of Anaesthesiology

The European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) has appointed Enventure Research to undertake a survey of its 30,000 members. The ESA aims for the highest standards of practice and safety in anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, intensive care, emergency medicine and pain treatment through education, research and professional development throughout Europe.


A questionnaire will be designed in partnership between Enventure Research and the ESA, with members being invited to participate via email. Reminder emails to those yet to complete the survey and the provision of a dedicated survey helpline will help to ensure a high response rate.


In addition to managing the online survey Enventure Research will provide detailed analysis of the results, which will be used to inform the development of future activities and membership benefits provided by the ESA.