Our approach to research

We call our research ‘Insight and Action’, because out of homelessness comes insight and out of insight comes action. The Insight and Action approach focuses on creating deep understandings of the challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness and developing achievable, practical solutions to create change.

Peer Research

We employ a ‘Peer Research’ methodology where people with experience of homelessness are involved throughout the design and delivery of the research – making the topics, questions and language used tailored to the research participants. We utilise a broad range of methods to access a broad range of people.

Groundswell’s research is carried out by people who have been homeless themselves, meaning they can get build a level of trust and gather real stories, insights and experiences ‘from the ground’. By exploring issues that affect people who are homeless we can work together to develop practical solutions and recommendations for change based on what we hear.

Examples of research we have led or been involved in can be found here.

Find out about our research consultancy service here.

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