Consultation, including with hard to reach groups

We are often asked to carry out research and consultation exercises with local residents, communities of interest and hard to reach groups. We have developed an expertise into conducting investigative research and are consequently often asked to carry out research with groups who are otherwise hidden and unknown or on associated topics. Examples of these are migrant workers and sex workers.

We have recently completed a consultation for Safe Newcastle about how crime and community safety issues affect different groups, including people with physical disabilities and mental health problems, carers, BME groups, adults who face chronic exclusion, young people in transition to adulthood who face exclusion, migrant communities and Islamic faith groups.

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"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