Following a three phase research and engagement project on the attitudes towards data and information sharing for public benefit, Enventure Research has presented its findings to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), who commissioned the work.
The first phase of the research consisted of a series of five focus groups with residents of five Greater Manchester boroughs (Manchester, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Trafford). The findings of these groups subsequently informed the survey used in the second phase, which was completed on-street by a team of Enventure’s fully trained interviewers with 1,021 members of the public. Following the survey, depth interviews were held with 23 professionals from the public sector and a further five focus groups were held with residents in Wigan, Stockport, Bolton, Salford and Tameside.
Enventure Research provided GMCA with a comprehensive research report detailing all of the research findings from the three phases. The report included a series of actionable recommendations for GMCA to help it develop a resident engagement strategy and help determine key tactics for a public awareness campaign on the wider public service reform and information sharing. On 17th September, the findings were presented to representatives from a number of Greater Manchester public sector organisations.