Disabilities research


One hour lunchtime zoom sessions delivered on: Unconscious Bias: I think, therefore you are Capabilities & Entitlements: Understanding reasons behind poverty & disadvantage Attachment Theory: Understanding service user behaviour Demystifying monitoring and evaluation: understanding how we measure change google-site-verification: googlec47114eeaaf63717.html

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 […]

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.

Mapping disability services in the North East

This study was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Fund. The objective was to determine the extent of rights based work and representation of disabled people in the North East of England. This was the needs assessment that formed the evidence for the new equality and human rights disability organisation, Difference.  

Parents with learning difficulties in Newcastle upon Tyne

This piece of research looked at provision for parents with learning disabilities in Newcastle and gaps in services. We looked at perspectives from the health authority, the judiciary, local authority, voluntary sector and from parents.

Research with hard to reach groups, 2007 to 2010

Focus groups with hard to reach groups about crime and community safety

Community research: crime and safety

Two year action research project for Safe Newcastle consulting local communities on crime and community safety

Research with hard to reach groups, 2004

Focus groups with hard to reach groups about crime and community safety


"Barefoot did a fantatsic job of our evaluation. In particular, their approach to working with our service users was very impressive. The evaluation has answered many of our questions, but also asked us more, which gives us a great opportunity for the future."

Jayne Butler, Manager, The Comfrey Project

"As an organisation we felt that Barefoot did an excellent job of listening and understanding the needs of our review... We were thrilled with the final report; as well as being a very good read, the presentation and quality was excellent."

Cath Carnaby, Manager, Women's Health Advice Centre

"I am pleased with the honesty and thoroughness with which he (Christopher) dealt with the project. Thanks to the evaluation we now have a number of questions answered and a clear way forward."

Maureen Pearson, Area manager North East, Parentline Plus