High rise buildings and fire safety
NatCen Social Research has been asked by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to carry out an important study on how residents of high rise buildings feel about fire safety. This study is part of the Government’s commitment to ensure residential buildings are safe and those who live in them feel safe.
As part of the study, we will run a number of group discussions with residents of high rise buildings to explore their views and feelings about fire safety and discuss ways that the Government can help residents feel safe.
Why take part?
This research is important in helping the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) understand how residents feel about fire safety. This will be important in shaping future policies on building and fire safety.
You will be asked to take part in a single group discussion involving 5-8 other residents of high rise buildings, lasting up to 2.5 hours (including a short break). The discussion will be engaging and led by an independent NatCen Researcher. Light refreshments will also be provided and you will be given £60 to thank you for taking part. The group discussions will take place at centrally located and accessible venues in London, Manchester and Birmingham in December 2018 and January 2019.
Who is carrying out the research?
This research is being carried out by NatCen Social Research.
NatCen Social Research is the UK’s leading independent social research agency. We’re proud to have been carrying out research on behalf of government, charities and other organisations for nearly 50 years.
We are a non-profit organisation, completely independent of government departments and political parties.
How we will use what you say?
We will write a report about the issues that you and others have spoken about for the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), which will be published on their website. We will make sure that you cannot be identified in the report. A researcher will check that you are comfortable with your contribution at the start and end of the group discussion.