Yearly Archives: 2016

Understanding how individuals seek health advice and prepare for future care

The North East Lincolnshire CCG has commissioned Enventure Research to design, deliver and report on its ‘Information and Advice Strategy’ survey. The survey will cover topics such as wellbeing, information and advice sources, preferred methods of seeking information and planning for future care.


Paper copies of the survey will be distributed to appropriate stakeholders and an online version, managed by the CCG, will run in conjunction.  Enventure Research will undertake all analysis of data collected, producing an interpretive report based on the survey responses.


The research will provide the CCG with useful information about stakeholders’ understanding about how to access information and support to help them prepare for their care in the future and make the appropriate informed choices and decisions.  The findings will help the CCG and partners to develop a better understanding of how money for social care and support should be spent and encourage planning for potential future needs.

Exploring social care requirements to inform future planning and support

Enventure Research has recently been appointed by the North East Lincolnshire CCG to undertake research to explore stakeholders’ understanding of social care, social care requirements and needs, expectations of social care provision and preparations for the future.


The ‘Doing the Right Thing’ survey will be developed in partnership between Enventure Research and the CCG and will be distributed to stakeholders in paper format and also made available for completion online. At the end of the survey period, Enventure Research will undertake full analysis of the data, including coding of open-end survey responses, and produce a detailed interpretive report.


The findings will be used to give the CCG and partners an understanding of how the money for social care and support should be spent to best support individuals and encourage planning for potential future needs.

Second evening and night-time visitor survey in Manchester city centre

Enventure Research is pleased to be working again with New Economy Manchester, Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council to deliver a second night-time visitor survey at various points throughout Manchester.


A team of experienced interviewers will be conducting the fieldwork on Friday and Saturday nights throughout July with visitors to the city centre. A short questionnaire has been designed to collect information about why people visit Manchester at night, which areas they visit, how they travel throughout the city and perceived safety when visiting the city centre.


The results will build on the findings from the previous night-time visitor survey conducted in November and December 2015 by Enventure Research, providing further evidence for future decision-making and clear direction for the management of Manchester city centre’s night-time economy.

Enventure passes quality management audit with flying colours

Enventure Research has, since inception, had a quality management system in place ensuring it delivers all projects in a systematic way.  Here at Enventure we are proud to announce that we recently underwent a full quality audit of the quality management system ISO 9001 (2008) and passed with flying colours.


Mark Robinson, Enventure Research’s Managing Director commented on the achievement:

“We very pleased to have passed the quality assurance audit.  This is testament to our dedicated staff that deliver all our work to such a high standard”.

Citizens’ Panel recruitment for Bradford Council

Enventure Research has been appointed by Bradford Metropolitan District Council to recruit 2,000 Bradford residents to form a Citizens’ Panel for consultation and research purposes.


A variety of recruitment techniques will be used to form the Citizens’ Panel, with quotas set on gender, age, ethnicity and ward to ensure representativeness. A recruitment questionnaire will be developed in partnership with the Council and administered via a variety of methods, including postal, online, email and on-street techniques.


Enventure Research will support the Council in publicising the Citizens’ Panel at public venues such as libraries, museums and fitness centres throughout Bradford. The Citizens’ Panel will be further promoted through local media outlets, including newspapers and radio stations, and via social media.


In addition to the full dataset, a recruitment report will be provided by Enventure Research which details the methodology used, composition/demographics of recruited residents and any issues encountered during the fieldwork.

Enventure to start new engagement campaign in Greater Manchester

Residents throughout Greater Manchester will soon be receiving support and advice on their doorstep on recycling issues from one of the recycling engagement officers at Enventure.  As specialists in the area of recycling engagement, Enventure has recently secured a new 11 month contract with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) and GMWDA (Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority) to undertake direct engagement campaign with households in Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Tameside under the Recycle for Greater Manchester campaign.



The work, which will start in May 2016, aims to inspire residents to make recycling second nature with the overall aim of increasing recycling rates and reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill.



Commenting on the recent win, Mark Robinson, Enventure’s Managing Director, said



“We are very pleased to be working with Viridor Laing in Greater Manchester again. Speaking to residents is key in getting important recycling messages across and we believe this new engagement campaign with have a real positive impact on recycling rates for the future.  We are looking forward to getting started.”

Research exploring Sheffield residents’ environmental attitudes for Sheffield University

Enventure Research is pleased to be working with Sheffield University for the first time in the delivery of a survey exploring the things that people buy and use, their views on the environment and on fairness between different generations.


The survey is part of a wider research programme involving similar work in Uganda and China.


The survey will take the form of an on-street, face-to-face survey with Sheffield residents.  Enventure Research’s experienced interviewing team will engage with a broadly representative sample of residents, meeting quotas set to ensure that individuals from a range of genders, ages, ethnicities, working statuses, geographic locations and family compositions are spoken to.


Questionnaire topics will include pollution, extreme weather, waste, loss of green space and responsibility for future generations.  Demographic information will also be collected from respondents.

Enventure Research working with Manchester City Council to explore satisfaction with Manchester Fayre

Enventure Research is pleased to be working again with Manchester City Council (MCC) to undertake research with current and past clients, school pupils and parents of pupils who use Manchester Fayre, an income-generating service for the Council which provides primary and secondary schools with their school meals provision.


Manchester Fayre wishes to undertake a satisfaction survey and will be working with MCC and Enventure Research to develop tailored online and paper-based questionnaires for current and past clients, parents and children to collect useful data for analysis.  The surveys will cover topics such as cost, nutrition, food quality, menu variety, relationships with area managers and the overall level of service provided by Manchester Fayre.


To provide further evidence to support service improvement, mini focus groups will be held with primary and secondary school children and parents, and in-depth telephone interviews will be held with those responsible for overseeing school meal provision.

Enventure Research appointed to conduct Manchester Day visitor survey for third year

Manchester City Council (MCC) has again commissioned Enventure Research to deliver a visitor survey at the Manchester Day Parade, which will explore perceptions of the event and its wider impact. The Manchester Day Parade is now a yearly cultural event which celebrates the creativity and diversity that is synonymous with the city. The parade features floats, inflatables and bands alongside groups and individuals representing a range of local organisations.


The Manchester Day Parade evaluation research was also carried out by Enventure Research in 2014 and 2015.


Enventure Research’s experienced team will undertake face-to-face surveys at various sampling points around Manchester with visitors attending the parade. The questionnaire, designed in partnership between MCC and Enventure Research will replicate many of the questions asked in previous years so that meaningful comparisons can be made and attitudes tracked over time.

Public consultation regarding the future of Derby’s adult residential care facilities

Enventure Research is soon to begin working once again with Derby City Council (DCC) to undertake a public consultation with residents regarding the future of its future adult residential care facilities and day centres providing support and care for people who have dementia, learning disabilities and autism. The Council needs to look at alternative management and ownership arrangements, and has a duty to consult with members of the public and stakeholders who will be affected by the proposed changes, such as residents, service users and staff.


The consultation will take the form of an online and paper survey running simultaneously, aiming to gather a minimum of 800 completed questionnaires from stakeholders and the public in Derby. Paper questionnaires will be made available in each centre and the online version will be promoted on the Council’s, care homes’ and day centres’ websites. Additionally, personalised survey invitations will be issued via email to DCC’s Citizen’s Panel and options for completing the survey in an alternative language will also be available.


The consultation will provide robust information to the Council to support the decision-making process and provide feedback on the potential changes in ownership and management of the care homes and day centres, how they could be run and funded in the future, and feedback on alternative options that could bring about cost savings, whilst continuing to meet user and stakeholder needs.