What We Do

Barefoot Research and Evaluation carry out social and economic research and evaluation. We specialise in creating innovative approaches to complex social and economic research tasks. We offer a range of services including:

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

All the work that we do directly improves policy and practice and recent examples include:

We believe that good research and evaluation should not only identify models of good practice, but more importantly should identify weaknesses and learning points. It is only by embracing our mistakes that we can improve our services.

Barefoot Research and Evaluation prides itself on customer satisfaction and produces quality reports on time.


"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