Applied research and evaluation

Are your services and policies working?

You need to know what difference your services or policies are making to people's lives and how they could be improved. With our support, you can find out whether the right resources are delivering the right outcomes to the right people. This will help you to improve services and inform commissioning decisions for improved effectiveness.

Measuring effectiveness

IPC undertakes applied research and evaluation such as evidence reviews, analysis of policy and service evaluations.

Clear and accessible reports

We deliver clear and accessible reports and work with you to embed learning within your organisation or sector, enabling you to continue to monitor and review what you do.

Examples of our work

  • Evaluation of Dementia Friendly Communities projects in Hampshire and Oxfordshire to explore whether project objectives had been achieved over the two years of its operation, including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and awareness sessions for more than 3,400 people
  • We are an independent evaluation partner for the Department for Education’s Innovation Programme, supporting two innovation sites. We are supporting Windsor and Maidenhead to improve targeted, culturally attuned family support to families at risk of requiring a Child in Need intervention / Child Protection Plan and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to achieve a reduction in demand for social work-led interventions. To inform these evaluations we produced a series of What Works literature reviews: 

 We can support you with

  • Quantitative and qualitative applied research
  • Policy analysis
  • Service evaluation
  • Evidence reviews