Developing the research and consultancy capacity of Age UK
Partnership between London South Bank University (Dept of Management) and Age UK London
The overall aim is to raise standards of existing research function, adopting academic research principles and practices, increasing credibility within political and social communities, generating income and reducing costs. The KTP has achieved the original aim and will finish at the end of December 2013.
ACL acts as the collective voice representing all London Age Concern members at regional level. Activities include:
- Campaigning and social advocacy through workshops, forums, expert panels, conferences.
- Policy and influencing
- Creating fundraising strategies supporting Age Concerns fundraising activities.
- Developmental projects informing new thinking and good practice e.g. providing employment and training support, developing new approaches to information and advice, developing care brokerage models.
- Communication to Councillors, strategic statutory bodies, voluntary sector organisations.
Of £1.38m income year end March 2009, 31% was voluntary income from legacies and donations, remainder from investments, research, trust funds, rental income.
Key Objectives include:
- Evaluate and review existing ACL projects and identify opportunities to implement improved research methodology.
- Undertake new research projects, market and publish the results. (O/P 5).
- Submit new research bids to source new income.
- Investigate and review new and existing datasets and generate core research knowledge.
- Train existing staff to use research methods, and embed this knowledge.