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Entitlements, Capabilities, and Crisis in the United Kingdom

We have been working for a long time developing and refining the application of Amartya Sen’s entitlements and capabilities to situations of disadvantage in the North East and Cumbria. This paper represents an important stage in that development work, i.e. its international peer review. From this point both ourselves and others can further develop and investigate its […]

Research on CSE perpetrators

This is groundbreaking experimental research on perpetrators of child sexual exploitation in the North East of England funded by Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner and the National Lottery. The pilot project’s methodology was a success which opens the way for more detailed work across the region. Read a copy here. Also, here is a copy […]

Evaluation of advocacy service for people with neuro conditions

We are working with Advocacy Centre North in Newcastle over the next few years to evaluate their innovative advocacy service for people who have a range of different neurological conditions. We are conducting a participatory evaluation for them which is being driven by a service user evaluation group, created and facilitated by us. We have […]

Research paper on R&D and the voluntary sector

This paper published in the Probation Journal explores how work to support children and families of prisoners in the North East of England developed from very limited provision 10 years ago to what is now a substantial and multifaceted programme. Read the paper here.

Integrating Children and Young People evaluation

We evaluated the work of Integrating children, a County Durham charity supporting disabled children and young people in the local community engage with social and community activities. Read the summary document here.

Barefoot Research and Evaluation is a social research organisation based in the North East of England. We have particular expertise working with disadvantaged communities, vulnerable groups and the voluntary/non-profit sector.

Our specialities include:

Barefoot Research and Evaluation also coordinates and administers the North East Offender Network (Neon) on behalf of Voluntary Organisations Network North East (VONNE).

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Our Clients Include

Children North East
Children's Society
Citizens Advice Bureau
Community Foundation
County Durham Council
Cumbria University
Department for Education
Escape Family Support
Fire and Rescue Service
Middlesborough City Council
National Offender Management Service
Newcastle City Council
Northern Learning Trust
Northern Rock Foundation
Northumbria Police
Probation Service
PROPS North East
Safe Newcastle
University of Northumbria
Voluntary Organisations Network North East
Women's Health Advice Centre
Your Homes Newcastle

Areas We Work In
Prisoners and Reoffending

Prisoners and Reoffending

Resettlement and Recidivism of Offenders

Families and Parenting

Intervention, Education & Child Protection

Hidden Populations

Sex Workers, Migrant Workers, Asylum Seekers & Refugees
Women's services

Women's Services

Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Therapeutic Services
Disabilities research and evaluation

Disabilities Research

Disabilities research & evaluation, user controlled research


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