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Understanding industry perceptions and experiences of seventeen of the measures to reduce the HGV driver shortage (2024)
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Paddeu, D., Parkhurst, G., Jain, J., & Adeel, M. (2024). Understanding industry perceptions and experiences of seventeen of the measures to reduce the HGV driver shortage. Department for Transport

In response to an acute shortage of Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers, the UK Government introduced 33 measures to support the road haulage sector. The measures addressed supply chain efficiency, driver training, capacity of testing and licencing pro... Read More about Understanding industry perceptions and experiences of seventeen of the measures to reduce the HGV driver shortage.

Travel to Milton Park through and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic (2024)
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Clark, B., Adeel, M., & Parkhurst, G. (2024). Travel to Milton Park through and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic. Bristol: Innovate UK / Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

The MultiCAV research and development project, co-funded by Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, was established to deliver sustainable transport services in a ‘Mobility as a Service’ environment. The centrepiece of the p... Read More about Travel to Milton Park through and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Thriving communities Bristol evaluation report 2023 (2023)
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Holt, N., & Dunn, L. (2023). Thriving communities Bristol evaluation report 2023. Arts Council and National Academy of Social Prescribing

Thriving Communities Bristol developed partnerships between grassroots organisations with the aim of improving practice and knowledge of social prescribing in the city. Between June 2021 and June 2022, the project’s partners identified need and de... Read More about Thriving communities Bristol evaluation report 2023.

Issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informed practice (2023)
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Senker, S., Eason, A., pawson, C., & McCartan, K. (2023). Issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informed practice. HMI Probation

This report was kindly produced by Dr Sarah Senker, Dr Anne Eason, Dr Chris Pawson and Professor Kieran McCartan, building upon previous Academic Insights papers and highlighting some of the key issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informe... Read More about Issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informed practice.

RBWM World Cafe Final Evaluation Report (2023)
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Jarvis, C., Kars, S., & Gaggiotti, H. (in press). RBWM World Cafe Final Evaluation Report. Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead - online: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Transport to thrive: Why we shouldn’t ignore the transport needs of young people (2023)
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Collings, S., Chatterjee, K., Cope, A., Burns, T., & Adeel, M. (2023). Transport to thrive: Why we shouldn’t ignore the transport needs of young people. Bristol: UWE Bristol

In the UK many disadvantaged groups lack transport choices, including young people aged 16-24. There has been little research to identify and understand the transport issues and barriers experienced by young people. This report is the first of its ki... Read More about Transport to thrive: Why we shouldn’t ignore the transport needs of young people.

Technical considerations for the developments of (child) sex offender registries (2023)
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McCartan, K., Constant, S., & Beg, Z. (2023). Technical considerations for the developments of (child) sex offender registries. ECPAT International

The aim of this document is NOT to support or proscribe the use of a sex offender registry, but rather it is to suggest points of consideration for countries contemplating developing or reviewing their own registry. The development, rollout, and main... Read More about Technical considerations for the developments of (child) sex offender registries.

Connecting communities programme evaluation: Small grants fund (2023)
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Biddle, M., Dodd, E., Beardmore, A., & Jones, M. (2023). Connecting communities programme evaluation: Small grants fund. University of the West of England: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System

This is a report on the evaluation of the Connecting Communities Small Grants Fund, one of five pilot projects developed by Age UK Bristol (AUKB) for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (BNSSG ICS) Ageing Well... Read More about Connecting communities programme evaluation: Small grants fund.

Connecting communities programme evaluation: Integrated leg care clinic (2023)
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Biddle, M., Dodd, E., & Jones, M. (2023). Connecting communities programme evaluation: Integrated leg care clinic. University of the West of England: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System

This is a report on the evaluation of the Connecting Communities Integrated Leg Care Clinic (ILCC), one of five pilot projects developed by Age UK Bristol (AUKB) for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (BNSSG... Read More about Connecting communities programme evaluation: Integrated leg care clinic.

Undefined benefit: Fixing the UK pensions system (2023)
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Churchill, J., Bonizzi, B., Dutta, S., & Buller, A. (2023). Undefined benefit: Fixing the UK pensions system. https://www.common-wealth.org/: Common Wealth

...most people in the UK have very poor pension cover, and the distribution of pension assets is steeply unequal, with lower average cover for women and other disadvantaged groups. The vast, state-subsidised private pension assets built up by a rich... Read More about Undefined benefit: Fixing the UK pensions system.

Local food partnerships in Wales (2023)
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Jones, M., & Hills, S. (2023). Local food partnerships in Wales. Bristol: National Lottery Community Fund and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

In 2022 the government in Wales became the first of the four UK nations to fund the development of multi-sectoral food partnerships in all local authority areas. This report presents an analysis of the background, plans and early progress taking plac... Read More about Local food partnerships in Wales.

Amplifying the voices of neurodivergent students in relation to higher education assessment at UWE Bristol (2023)
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Chicken, S., Fogg Rogers, L., Hobbs, L., Hunt-Fraisse, T., & Lewis, D. (2023). Amplifying the voices of neurodivergent students in relation to higher education assessment at UWE Bristol. UWE Bristol

This paper reports on a study funded by the UWE Pedagogical Project fund in 2021-2022, which aimed to amplify the voices of neurodivergent (referred to as ‘ND’) students in relation to lived experiences of Higher Education (HE) assessment practices w... Read More about Amplifying the voices of neurodivergent students in relation to higher education assessment at UWE Bristol.

RiHN Fina Report PDF 2023 (2023)
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Phillips, W., Bello, S., Benger, J., Bibb, R., Dalgarno, K., Howell, C., …Uwalaka, V. (2023). RiHN Fina Report PDF 2023. Bristol, UK: EPSRC

Over a period of two years, the EPSRC funded RiHN brought together a multi-disciplinary network of academics stakeholder organisations, clinical groups and industry to provide a forum to define the challenges of realising Redistributed Manufacturing... Read More about RiHN Fina Report PDF 2023.

Housing affordability in the South West of England (2023)
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Sinnett, D., Fouad, Z., McClymont, K., Hickman, H., Loveday, C., Hall, S., …Lamond, J. (2023). Housing affordability in the South West of England. https://homesforthesouthwest.co.uk: Homes for the South West

The South West faces acute problems of housing affordability. The region is conspicuously less affordable than England as a whole, and the North and Midlands in particular. These inter-regional disparities are becoming progressively more pronounced.... Read More about Housing affordability in the South West of England.

The macroeconomics of austerity (2023)
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Michell, J., Calvert Jump, R., Meadway, J., & Nasciemento, N. (2023). The macroeconomics of austerity. https://progressiveeconomyforum.com: Progressive Economy Forum

A new study from the thinktank the Progressive Economics Forum (PEF), published today, uses official figures to show that the total economic damage inflicted by austerity is significantly higher than previously thought, needlessly cutting more than h... Read More about The macroeconomics of austerity.

Plant and share: An evaluation of food for life get togethers' small grants (2023)
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Jones, M., Beardmore, A., Hills, S., & Ismail, S. (2023). Plant and share: An evaluation of food for life get togethers' small grants. National Lottery Community Fund

This is a follow-up survey of the 2022 round of Plant and Share grant holders. It builds upon the UWE’s survey of the Cook and Share grant programme. It provides additional evidence on the small grants component of FFLGT with respect to growing. It a... Read More about Plant and share: An evaluation of food for life get togethers' small grants.

My Food community: Full evaluation report on the first delivery of a community food leadership programme (2022)
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Beardmore, A., Jones, M., Hills, S., & Ismail, S. (2022). My Food community: Full evaluation report on the first delivery of a community food leadership programme. Online: National Lottery Community Fund

In the context of the current cost of living crisis, many activists are working within their communities to promote access to affordable, healthy, and sustainable food. Yet there are very few opportunities share experiences, ideas and resources betw... Read More about My Food community: Full evaluation report on the first delivery of a community food leadership programme.