Evacuation from fire in high-rise residential buildings: A rapid evidence review
In March 2020 the Home Office commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to produce a synthesis of existing academic evidence regarding fire evacuation in high-rise residential buildings.
Maximising the benefits of smart metering for consumers
Accelerating the Transition to Net Zero: current perspectives
This research, conducted on behalf of the British Standards Institution (BSI), involved an extensive literature review and qualitative interviews with a range of stakeholders around the world representing government, national standards bodies, charities, businesses, media and consumer bodies.
Mental health and loneliness: the relationship across life stages
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) commissioned NatCen to explore the relationship between loneliness and mental health across four key life stages.
Investigating factors associated with loneliness in adults in England
This project analyses data collected in the Community Life Survey (2012/13-2019/20) and Understanding Society (Waves 9 and 10) to explore experiences of loneliness amongst adults in England.
Fly-tipping: Drivers, deterrents and impacts
Fly-tipping is a significant problem in England - it can have negative impacts on the environment and human/animal health, and has a significant financial impact: an estimated cost of £392 million in 2018/19. Despite considerable efforts, it also appears to be an entrenched problem, with English local authorities dealing with over 1 million fly-tipping incidents on public land alone in 2020/21.
Living through the COVID-19 pandemic: Experiences of people approaching later life
Centre for Ageing Better (Ageing Better) commissioned NatCen to undertake survey research and qualitative depth interviews to explore the effects of the pandemic on people aged 50-70.
Placing an advisory teacher in children’s social care
We were commissioned by What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC) to evaluate the pilot programme ‘Placing an advisory teacher in children’s social care’ during the academic year 2020/21.
Alternatives to detention
We were commissioned by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to evaluate Action Access.
Low Traffic Neighbourhoods
NatCen carried out deliberative research on behalf of the European Climate Foundation (ECF) looking into low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) in England and how they could be improved.