Most of our work is bound by client/participant confidentiality. Below however are some examples we can share, of different kinds of ethnographic case studies and workshop vox pops:

Understanding Community Contributions Amongst Older People / Centre for Ageing Better

Ethnographic Case Study – Background:

The Centre for Ageing better wanted to map out the ‘community contributions’ of older people in the UK, with a particular focus on ‘informal volunteering’ amongst those from ethnic minority backgrounds and lower socio-economic areas. As such, we travelled the country, to find out: how and why do people contribute to their communities; what barriers, if any, do they face; and how could they be better supported? The case study above features Tina, from Bristol, with her partner Fred.

Evaluating the impact of a ‘Cultural Citizens Programme’ / Arts Council England

Ethnographic Case Study – Background:

The ‘Cultural Citizens Programme’ was funded by Arts Council England, to promote arts and culture to young people across the UK, who would not normally have access or an interest. So our client wanted to find out: what was it like being on the programme, what were its impacts, and how could it be improved? The overall project was carried out by Renaisi, with Close-Up Research producing this ethnographic video case study of a pilot area in Liverpool.

Assessing the impact of a ‘Family Innovation Fund’ / Essex County Council

Ethnographic Case Study – Background:

Essex County Council’s ‘Family Innovation Fund’ programme aims to help families and individuals in volatile situations build resilience, and reduce their reliance on statutory support. The programme is being implemented by six different partners across the region, each offering their own intervention service. As such, the client asked us to find out: what impact, if any, have these interventions had? And where could they be improved? We visited families who were recipients of different forms of intervention, each with their own story to tell. The video above follows 12-year-old Lewis, who had been experiencing extreme behaviour at home.

Understanding the Impacts of ‘Personal Health Budgets’ / NHS England

Ethnographic Case Study – Background:

Traditionally, local authorities determined what form of care a person with long-term conditions received, and when. However with personal health budgets, the recipient is allocated a budget directly. As such, NHS England commissioned us to find out: what are the impacts of personal health budgets? And how can the budgets be applied most effectively? We visited budget recipients across the country, each representing different demographic segments, with different long-term conditions. The video above tells the story of Adrian, as well as interviews with his personal assistant and two service providers.

Evaluating a residential home ‘co-production’ / Leonard Cheshire

Ethnographic Case Study – Background:

Leonard Cheshire runs residential homes across the UK for people with disabilities. Through a ‘co-production’ approach, their ‘Future Choices’ programme aimed to increase residents’ choice and control, and so improve the standard of care in their homes. As such, the client wanted to know: how well did their ‘person-centred’ process run, and what were the impacts? We visited one home, Athol House, three times. Once during their group workshop, then some months later to observe the resulting activities, with a final visit for more in-depth follow-up interviews.

Assessing an Integrated Care Exchange Programme / AQUA

Ethnographic Case Study – Background:

The Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) ran an exchange programme for healthcare professionals in Oldham, to visit their equivalent peers in Catalonia. As such, our client wanted to know: how well did the international exchange programme run? And what were the key ‘integrated care’ insights? We followed seven participants on their trip, and the return exchange, to observe, document, and analyse how well the programme ran and how it could be improved. This is a comms-friendly, shorter edit of the original more comprehensive case study.

Public Dialogue on Driverless Cars  / Department for Transport

Workshop Vox Pops – Background:

This is a one-min excerpt from a recent project exploring people’s perspectives on driverless cars. We interviewed attendees at a series of public dialogue events across England, on behalf of Sciencewise and the Department for Transport.

Driverless Cars for older people and people with mobility needs / Flourish

Workshop Vox Pops – Background:

Flourish is a consortium that is helping to advance the implementation of driverless cars in the UK. They’re particularly concerned with meeting the needs of older people and people with mobility needs. As such, we visited a couple of the public dialogue workshops being run to find out people’s views on this emerging technology.

Health Priorities in Lambeth & Southwark / Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity

Person On The Street Vox Pops – Background:

Another one-min snippet from a recent project, exploring the health priorities for people living in Lambeth and Southwark. We visited five locations across the boroughs, including a BMX club in Peckham and a community garden in Streatham, to speak with as many different people as possible about the health issues in their communities. The video accompanied a report and wider research project by Renaisi.