Shelter Cymru research is aimed at influencing policy makers at both Welsh Assembly Government and local Government levels in order to improve the way housing services are delivered in practice.
Based on robust, innovative and participative approaches, we undertake research on all aspects of housing and homelessness related issues and have recently completed work in areas such as mortgage repossessions, crime and homelessness, anti-social behaviour, health and homelessness and housing problems among young people in Wales. We have also completed a number of service evaluations.
Our research work
Our research work aims to develop practical solutions to improve the delivery of housing and homelessness services in Wales and helps to ensure that the organisation is regarded as one of the key authorities in housing and homelessness policy.
You can find out about Shelter Cymru’s current research by subject area, and browse and download our research publications free from the links provided.
We have a highly qualified Wales-wide team of more than 30 researchers supervised by our Senior Research Officer and Project Manager, Dr Jacqueline Aneen Campbell.
We specialise in innovative and ethical methodologies using inclusive peer and service user-led techniques which are ideal for research with marginalised groups.
Our independent service provides organisations with an excellent tool for evaluating the effectiveness of services. In addition, we are able to undertake comprehensive reviews of homelessness for local authorities and other agencies to inform the development of local strategies.
Commission us to undertake research on behalf of your organisation on any housing, homelessness or social issue. Our Research Team offers excellent value for money with competitive costs so contact us today for a quote.
A testimonial from a recent commissioner:
I chaired a working group of the Independent Advice Providers Forum which tendered a contract for a research project to determine citizens’ expectations of information and advice services. Shelter Cymru’s bid, submitted by Jacqueline Campbell, was evaluated as outstanding in terms of quality, and satisfactory in terms of price. It was not the cheapest bid, but the added value that was promised was exceptional. In delivering the project, Shelter Cymru were required to act largely on their own initiative. The project was delivered to time at every stage, and the quality of the final report is exceptional. We were proud to deliver the report as part of a proposal to Welsh Government for sustainable provision of information and advice services. I would have no hesitation in working with Jacqueline Campbell and her team at Shelter Cymru on future occasions. I can recommend their work unreservedly as offering excellent value. – Paul Swann