Social Impact Bonds 2.0

To achieve their potential SIBs must be re-configured to become a catalyst for innovation, driving public sector reform and addressing new social and economic needs in the post-Covid world.


Doing gig work: Social implications of platform-based food deliveries

This research aims to study the platform-based gig economy and its reconfiguration of urban spaces by investigating the management, solidarity and resistance of cycle couriers in three European cities: Manchester, Lyon (France) and Cluj-Napoca (Romania).


Review of Grandmentors programme

Young carers are young people who take on significant caring responsibilities for family members, normally parents or siblings.


European Cohort Development Project (ECDP)

The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) is a Design Study which will create the specification and business case for a European Research Infrastructure that will provide, over the next 25 years, comparative longitudinal survey data on child and young adult well-being.


Rochdale Connections Trust: Freedom Programme Evaluation

PERU were commissioned by Rochdale Connections Trust to evaluate their Domestic Abuse Freedom Programme.


Trafford DAAT Personalised Budgets

Trafford Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) are piloting personalised budgets for young people with substance misuse issues. A small, randomised control trial (RCT) has been established to evaluate the impact of the pilot.


Hidden Harm

Salford Drug Action Team wanted to review aspects of its Hidden Harm strategy and to review a service that it had commissioned to work directly with the children of misusing parents.


An economic review of domestic violence services in Cheshire

Cheshire County Council (as was) wished to better understand the economic case for investing in domestic violence services.