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The PARCS Grows Everybody Documentary Film

Watch the PARCS Grows Everybody documentary film here.

Do residential rehabilitation services help with gambling disorder?

Our evaluation of a residential rehabilitation service for gambling disorder offers insights for commissioners

PARCS Grows Everybody

Experience learnings from the PARCS Grows Everybody oral history project through this open-access, multimedia exhibition.

Neurodiversity at work: learning from a global study on accessibility in the workplace

Inspired by the concept of biodiversity, neurodiversity is a concept that recognises neurological differences in individuals, including Autism, ADHD, dyslexia and Sensory Processing Disorder.

Lunchtime Talks
Neurodiversity in the tech industry

A major new global study suggests an urgent need for more equitable and inclusive workplaces.

Ethical consultancy: placing equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of practice

Join us for this online Lunchtime Talk by Sini Rinne-Kerridge exploring ethical consultancy

Lunchtime Talks
Wrestling with Differences Workshop 2023

How the theory and practice of Organisation Development struggles to connect its rhetoric with reality.

Professional development
Why we need children’s hospices

David Strudley CBE FRSA makes the case for a major expansion of children’s hospice services.

Lunchtime Talks
Everyday life, policy and research: older people and social exclusion

Dr Philip Corran explores the challenges of balancing everyday life and policy when it comes to ageing, disability and social exclusion.

Lunchtime Talks
Complexity and Evaluation — latest developments

Dr Dione Hills asks — how can a better understanding of complexity have an impact on the way we think?

Lunchtime Talks
What we learnt from designing and running a Learning Strand during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Grantholder Learning Strand of the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) evaluation – results and learning. COVID-19 and the associated lockdown disproportionally affected some people and...
Flexible Working for Older Workers Pilot project
How we are evaluating flexible working arrangements for older workers.
Report: Precarious work from a gender and intersectionality perspective, and ways to combat it
This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee, explores the phenomenon of precarious work in the EU from a gender and intersectionality perspective.
The Tavistock Institute & COVID-19

Here at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, we have adapted to work alongside the pandemic as opposed to against it.

Evaluations and stories

Reviewing the Medici project's role in softening the edges of evidence to map digital inclusion best practices across the EU and beyond.

Digital Exclusion Among At-Risk Groups in Limerick

Limerick is the first Smart City in Ireland. Committing to reducing digital exclusion by addressing knowledge gaps.

The European Parliament
Medici – Mapping Digital Inclusion

The Medici project is a two-year EU funded project which aims to map digital inclusion best practices across the EU and beyond. It is the only project funded from its stream of work in the EU.

Resilient Europe and Societies by Innovating Local Communities

Understanding the part that the community has to play in increasing resilience to recover and adapt following natural disasters.

Enlightening human talents

The project aims to contribute to the development of efficient pre-training and vocational training services for low-skilled people in the 2 Seas region

Learning from Veterans
Reflecting on a recent feasibility study for the Forces in Mind Trust. Sometimes you learn more from facing challenges than from success. In our latest research report, this was definitely the case....
Delivering Prevent: A guide for effective practice
The TIHR was commissioned by the Home Office to undertake research to identify the factors that contribute to ‘effective’ Prevent implementation.
NEETs in Action

A European research project with the main focus on young people who are NEET.

Armed Forces Community Healthcare Navigation
The Tavistock Institute has been commissioned by Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) to develop and assess an Armed Forces Community Healthcare Navigation pilot in South Birmingham. We are responsible for running a feasibility study assessing the potential for further roll out of the delivery model on a larger scale...
Thank You Letter from #TIHR70
Bringing you news and photos from our Four Days in October...
Evaluation of Health Navigation for Diabetes
Realising Ambition process evaluation
The Big Lottery Fund’s (BIG) Realising Ambition programme is a UK-wide initiative that has invested £25 million in outstanding projects that have proven their effectiveness in helping young people fulfil their potential and avoid the pathways into offending.
Evaluation of Connect Hackney: Ageing Better

A co-produced evaluation working with volunteer Community Researchers.

Social Seducement: Serious gaming for social entrepreneurship
During 2014-17 we led a pan-European consortium to develop a serious online role play game to train potential social entrepreneurs. The Social Seducement project aims to...
Participatory evaluation of Step-Up Transitions
The Tavistock Institute worked with staff at Rethink and young champions with lived experience of mental health issues, to co-produce the evaluation of Step Up Transitions.
Evaluation of Tower Hamlets’ Supportive Families and Empowered Communities Parenting Practitioner Training & Support Project
The project focussed on the evaluation of a Prevent training programme for parenting practitioners and other professional working with children in Tower Hamlets.
Tavistock Chair in Social Science for Education and Change
The Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) and The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) have created the Tavistock Chair in Social Science for Education and Change.
Family Separation & Poverty: What Works?
Tavistock Institute & JRF launch the fourth briefing in the series on family poverty and relationships.
Lunchtime Talk: Personal Relationships and Poverty
This lunch-time talk launches the findings of the TIHR’s robust review of the latest policy and evidence on Personal Relationships and Poverty (2013-15), commissioned by JRF to inform the development of a new UK Anti-poverty Strategy.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
NHS Citizen

Creating a system that will genuinely hold the Board of NHS England to account

Evaluating the EMPAC project: empowering parents and children
London Borough of Hounslow
StepUp! Hounslow Youth
The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) recently completed the evaluation of StepUp! Hounslow Youth, commissioned by Hounslow Council. StepUp! Hounslow Youth is part of a programme of work undertaken in Hounslow which seeks to develop community inclusion and resilience amongst its many communities. It also relates to a more specific strand of work related to preventing violent extremism, which the TIHR has extensively worked on.
Roma Support Group
Social inclusion through employment: learning from Roma integration
Research and guidance on good practices for policy makers and practitioners.
Report: Evaluation of the ONE (Single Work-Focused Gateway) Pilot
The report provides an account of the observational case study and staff research evaluation of ‘ONE’ delivery, which was one strand of several assessing the performance of the ONE pilots.
Report: Evaluation Of Wales Co-Operative Centre
This is the draft final report of the evaluation of Wales Co-operative Centre (WCC) Services and organisational review undertaken between March and October 2003.
Report: Books and Bytes: New Service Paradigms for the 21st Century Library
A report concerning the Evaluation of the People’s Network and ICT Training for Public Library Staff Programme.
Report: Evaluation of the Community Facilitation Programme
A report concerning the Evaluation of the Community Facilitation Programme set up in July 2001 by the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit (NRU) within the then Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Report: Evaluation of the Community Regeneration Toolkit
The aim of the Community Regeneration Toolkit is to provide support for community groups to develop local partnerships and implement strategies and action plans that promoted the economic development of their community.
Report: Learning from Domestic Violence Partnerships
This is the final report of work undertaken by TIHR on domestic violence partnerships on behalf of the Local Government Association (LGA).
Report: Evaluation of the Community Action Programme to Combat Social Exclusion and Poverty
This report presents the findings of the evaluation of the Community Action Programme to encourage member states to combat social exclusion.
Report: Ex Post Evaluation of the 2000-2006 ESF Support to the Open Method of Coordination in Social Protection and Social Inclusion
A report commissioned by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, under the service contract signed with IRS- Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale in association with TIHR, The Research Institute for Quality of Life and The Rehabilitation Foundation.
Report: The Effectiveness of Straight Talking - Listening, Hearing and Remembering
A piece of research, commissioned by Straight Talking with funding from Barking and Dagenham PCT and the Teenage Pregnancy Unit in the Department for Children, Schools and Families...
Report: A Methodological Paper to Inform the Future Evaluation of CLG-funded Local Authority Preventing Violent Extremism Work
This report is a methodology paper to inform the future national evaluation of CLG funded Local Authority-led PREVENT activities.
Department of Business, Innovation & Skills
Report: Evaluation strategies for community-level health projects: a review of best practice
This report provides an overview of the best evaluation strategies for community-level health interventions. It was the key output from a review commissioned by the Health Development Agency (HDA) which sought to..
National Assembly for Wales
Fathers Direct (Big Lottery Fund)
European Commission
DG Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission
DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, European Commission
Department for Work & Pensions
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
National Archives Council
DG Budget, European Commission
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
Department of Communites and Local Government (DCLG)
Children’s Commissioner for Wales (Child Welfare & Care)
Austrian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
Brighton and Hove City Council
The Logic of Intervention and Indicators for the ESF
TIHR supported DG EMPL on methods for establishing links between ESF Operational Programmes and Europe 2020. TIHR developed logics of intervention and indicators for Member States and Managing Authorities to demonstrate a clear...
Small Towns & Villages Enterprise Initiative in Wales
As an expert review, the Tavistock Institute’s role was defined as bringing together a pool of knowledge, experience and expertise in the evaluation of regional and rural development mechanisms to bear on this review of community regeneration arrangements in Pembrokeshire.
Evaluation of Tower Hamlets Prevent Projects
In 2010, TIHR was commissioned by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to carry out an evaluation of the local Prevent projects funded between 2008 and 2011. This work builds on our earlier Prevent-evaluation activities in this field...
Research Review on Teenage Pregnancy
Community Care Inform is a subscription based-website designed for children and family practitioners. It is a comprehensive database of specifically commissioned information written by experts, to enable practitioners to be more reflexive in their practice, evidence their decisions and easily find information to support them in their work.
Longitudinal Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Young People’s Substance Misuse Service Provision in Tower Hamlets
An evaluation with five main aims.
Impact Assessment And Ex-Ante Evaluation
GHK and The Tavistock Institute commissioned via European Policy Evaluation Consortium (EPEC) to carry out a Preparatory study for the Impact Assessment and ex-ante Evaluation on a Fundamental Rights Agency.
HERO: Health & Education Support for the Rehabilitation of Offenders 2001 – 2003
This project aimed to contribute to the rehabilitation of offenders within the European Criminal Justice system by providing inputs towards the promotion of a common rehabilitation framework.
Framework Contract for evaluation services for the EU
TIHR has a framework contract with the European Commission, DG Budget, to provide evaluation services in a range of policy areas.
External Evaluation of the EU Programme of Community Action to Encourage Co-Operation Between Member States to Combat Social Exclusion
The programme evaluation addressed issues of large systems learning, and transferability of learning across 25 member states' policy and practice actors in relation to multi-dimensional aspects of social exclusion through six instruments or actions.
Ex post evaluation of the 2000-2006 ESF support to the open method of coordination in social protection and social inclusion
The purpose of this evaluation was to assess the degree of coherence and complementary of the European Structural Fund (ESF) programmes with the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) at the levels of objectives, interventions, stakeholders and indicators - or in short, the support ESF provides for the social OMC.
Ex post evaluation of the 2000-2006 ESF support to the Open Method of Coordination in Social Protection and Social Exclusion
This evaluation was part of a set of ex-post evaluations of the European Social Fund (ESF) aimed at reporting on the use of the ESF and assessing the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of this financial assistance instrument.
Evaluation Of Wales Co-Operative Centre
An organisational review and evaluation of services for the Wales Co-operative Centre, a third sector organisation sponsored by the Welsh TUC was undertaken during 2002-3.
Designing a Formative Evaluation Strategy for the New Deal for Communities
Urban renewal and community development for DCLG/ODPM
Evaluation of the ONE (Single Work-Focused Gateway) Pilot
Delivery evaluation of the ONE (Single Work-Focused Gateway) pilot which involved formative evaluation of the provision of integrated services to unemployed and benefits recipients.
Evaluation Of The Neighbourhood Renewal Unit's Community Facilitation Programme
The overall aim of this project was to evaluate the contribution of the Community Facilitation Programme (CFP) to improving community cohesion in particular regions in the UK.
Evaluation of the Community Regeneration Toolkit
The Tavistock Institute was commissioned by the WDA to evaluate the community regeneration toolkit over three years.
Evaluation of the Community of Practice on partnerships in the European Social Fund
A transnational network on partnerships in the European Social Fund (ESF) contributed to significant learning and good practice exchange across EU Member States.
Evaluation of New Deal for Lone Parents: Extension to Eligibility
TIHR conducted an evaluation of the participation of the new groups in the programme for the Department of Work and Pensions.
Evaluating PREVENT Projects and Programmes: Guidelines for Local Authorities and their Partners
TIHR was commissioned by Communities and Local Government (CLG) to develop a set of guidelines on how local authorities can evaluate their local preventing violent extremism (PREVENT) projects and programmes.
Local Domestic Abuse Partnerships
This research builds on long-standing streams of research at the Institute into partnership issues at a number of different levels, including: interdisciplinary and inter-organisational working; developing partnership working; partnership delivery in local cross-sectoral settings; and the role of partnership coordinators in a range of initiatives.
Developing Partnership Working for Behaviour Change: Preventing Risky Behaviours in Brighton and Hove’s Young People
The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) and Local Government Improvement and Development (LGID) worked together with Brighton and Hove City Council to explore how public services working better in partnership could help to prevent risky behaviour taking by young people.
Community Resource Pack
The Community Conflict Resource pack was commissioned as part of wider neighbourhood renewal and community cohesion policies.
A Peer Review of the Prevent Programme
During 2010-11 TIHR worked with Tower Hamlets Council, Lancashire Prevent Forum and Local Government Improvement and Development (now part of the Local Government Group) to create and facilitate a Prevent Peer Evaluation process...
A Management Development Consultancy at a National Children's Agency
The aims of the Tavistock Institute’s work with this client were to help managers in the senior management team at the agency to develop roles for senior and middle managers consistent...

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Wrestling with Differences

How the theory and practice of Organisation Development struggles to connect its rhetoric with reality.

Exploring Concepts of Difference

Reimagining diversity and inclusion

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