Research and information

Primary and secondary research to inform decision-making and improve care and health

Care and health providers, commissioners, policy-makers and researchers need reliable evidence to inform tough decisions and support service improvement, efficiency and better outcomes for people using services and their carers. 

SCIE’s research consultancy service provides that evidence.

It was great to work with SCIE to better understand local authority decision-making on early intervention. Their excellent contacts and collaborative approach helped us to appreciate what helps and hinders long-term planning as well as to generate practical recommendations for the way ahead.

Kate Mulley, Director of Policy and Campaigns, Action for Children

Research services

You can commission SCIE to deliver:

Our approach to research

Our in-house experts and associates conduct research, evaluation and information gathering on a consultancy basis. Our dedicated team of research analysts and information specialists have both subject matter and methodological expertise.

We pioneered a robust approach to social care research, using multiple sources, including the direct experiences of people who use and deliver services. And we have over 14 years’ experience in delivering and disseminating reliable, independent research findings.

We also work in partnership with other research agencies to complement our skills, knowledge and capacity.

Research clients

We provide research services to a wide range of clients including local authorities, care providers, national agencies, government departments, foundation trusts, research agencies and universities. Some of our research clients are outlined below.

Research partners

We complement our in-house expertise through partnerships with leading experts in social care policy, practice, research and economics including:

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