Dec 2 2019

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Domestic abuse charity-The projects below have been completed after introductions made by the Cambridge Community Knowledge Exchange. Recent research results are available below. Geography students for CHS group, Jimmy's and the City Council: Homelessness in Cambridge: a social attitudes survey (2014) Second year undergraduate Geography students completed another social attitudes survey on

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The projects below have been completed after introductions made by the Cambridge Community Knowledge Exchange. Recent research results are available below.

Geography students for CHS group, Jimmy’s and the City Council: Homelessness in Cambridge: a social attitudes survey (2014)

Second year undergraduate Geography students completed another social attitudes survey on homelessness as part of a course on cities and citizenship.

The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Experiences of Domestic Violence in Cambridgeshire

In 2013 Haile Warner, an undergraduate Psychology student at the University of Cambridge, completed a qualitative research project into the impact of the economic downturn on experiences of domestic violence in Cambridgeshire.

Geography students for FLACK, CHS Group and Jimmy’s: Homelessness in Cambridge: a social attitudes survey (2013)

As part of learning about research methods during a course on cities and citizenship, a social attitudes survey was conducted by second year undergraduate students from the Department of Geography

Headway Cambridgeshire: narrative understandings and social representations around brain injuries

Recent graduates completed projects at Headway Cambridgeshire, a charity providing specialist services and support to people with acquired brain injuries, their families and their carers across Cambridgeshire. The students were supervised and evaluated within their departments, while working with staff at Headway to co-ordinate their field research.

Effects of brain injury on young people

Kaori Takenaka, a recent graduate in Psychology at Sidney Sussex College, worked with Headway Cambridgeshire to research the effects of brain injury on young people, and particularly how and what information about head injuries is shared between and among student sportspeople.

Brain injuries and identity – a narrative study

Claire Morton, an undergraduate at Churchill College, worked with Alice Everett, Day Services Manager at Headway Cambridgeshire, to conduct a narrative study that explores the impact and influence on identity associated with having an acquired brain injury, based on qualitative interviews with both service users and service providers

New Directions Service: impact of services/support to men who are perpetrators of domestic abuse

Krista Nicholson, a psychology student at Sidney Sussex, completed her undergraduate dissertation working with the New Directions Service, a domestic abuse charity based in central Cambridge. The New Directions Service works to rehabilitate perpetrators of domestic abuse, as well as providing support to their families. Krista conducted interviews both with service users and their partners in order to investigate the impact of attending New Directions on their lives. Their feedback was used to inform future programme delivery and improve service at the charity.

Red2Green and Access Cambridge Archaeology: social outcomes of a community archaeological dig

A sociology graduate from the University of Leeds, recently conducted a research study evaluating the social outcomes of a three-day archaeological dig in Swaffham Bulbeck, a village in East Cambridgeshire. The project was a collaboration between Red2Green, a Cambridgeshire charity providing disability services, and Access Cambridge Archaeology, an outreach unit within the Division of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. This is a report of her findings. The project also involved two schools, Swaffham Bulbeck Primary School and Soham Village College, and was funded by the Heritage Lottery.

Cambridge Past, Present and Future: renewable energy yield and visual impact to historic buildings

The challenge of maintaining, heating and providing facilities for the Grade 1 listed Leper Chapel prompted Cambridge Past, Present and Future to suggest a project to assess the possibility of generating renewable energy on-site, within the constraints of Grade 1 historic buildings.

An MPhil student at the Department of Architecture devised a tool, which he named VisEnR, to correlate renewable energy yield to the visual impact on historic buildings. Using this tool, he investigated various methods of micro-generation, including photovoltaic cells, wind power and ground source heat pumps, and also outlined a plan for a potential future additional building to enable greater community use of the building while also providing a site for energy generation through a combination of methods. For more information, view the press release below:

Cambridgeshire Older People’s Reference Group: access to local services

Second year Geography students interviewed older people in the community for their Research Methods course. The aim of the research was to explore older people’s access to and experience of different services in the Cambridge area.

Cambridge Women’s Aid

‘No Recourse to Public Funding and female survivors of domestic violence: A UK case study’

Cambridge Regional College

‘A preliminary assessment of Cambridge Regional College’s progress towards fulfilling the You’re Welcome criteria’

Research was requested by staff at Cambridge Regional College (CRC) to be used as evidence toward obtaining the You’re Welcome (YW) kitemark, which forms part of a government scheme to promote youth-tailored health and welfare facilities. The You’re Welcome criteria was used as the baseline for an assessment of the Student Services department, which would then be employed by CRC as a means of highlighting areas in which they might modify their procedures or better apprise the students.

Headway Cambridgeshire

Judge Business School students undertook a project to develop a new fundraising plan for Headway Cambridgeshire, a charity which provides specialized services and support to people with acquired brain injuries.

Cambridge Women’s Aid

‘Reclaiming voices: A qualitative study investigating the efficacy of the Freedom Programme in Cambridge as a support group for female survivors of domestic abuse’

‘The role of Cambridge Women’s Aid in assisting victims of domestic violence to reassemble their lives: an evaluation of the refuge service’

A project was carried out in 2009-10 to investigate the lives of young carers in contact with Centre 33, a support service for young people in Cambridge. A summary is provided here.

Friends of Priory Fields

The Friends of Priory Fields are an unincorporated association, a group of residents from an Essex village who work towards preserving a large site of national heritage in their area. The National Lottery had awarded a grant for the maintenance and promotion of this heritage site. The group contacted the University of Cambridge Law Pro Bono Society when a dispute arose between themselves and the local Parish Council concerning ownership of the grant money, the land and where responsibility for the maintenance and promotion of the land rested. The Pro Bono advisor attended meetings hosted between the local group and the Parish Council. She subsequently provided legal advice concerning the creation of a trust, the application for charitable status and the probability of individual liability of the members of the group to the parishioners, the Parish Council and to the Lottery Fund.


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