• food

    Food Banks Research Report, Autumn 2017

    Use of food banks in the UK has dramatically increased over the last decade. This research briefing outlines why people are turning to food banks, as well as the local and national government perspective on food banks. The research then examines the local perspective across Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. To view the report please click on […]

  • Dads & Kids Clubs Research Report, Autumn 2017

    This study considers the potential of father oriented parent and toddler groups as places where the fathers’ can experience parenthood and socialise. This report focuses on exploring the main reasons why dads joined and attended the playgroups, and the benefits they received from the groups. Keywords: playgroups; qualitative research; fatherhood; social support; parenting To view […]

  • Men and Online Support

    The act of drawing on available social resources is a strategy that brings emotional and practical support to men who seek help. Previous research on men's help seeking has placed focus on mental health, physical health, and relationship breakdown.                              We are […]

  • Easter

    Family Quality Time

    We have been working closely with our partners at Lindt& Sprungli (UK) to explore the importance of spending quality time together as a family. Family quality time is something that many families recognise as important; but what does research demonstrate to be the actual key benefits? Why can spending time together be difficult, and what […]