SOCIAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

MARKET LEADERS IN RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY

about social aspects of planning, social policy and transport

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SRA are recognised as the market leader in research and consultancy about social aspects of planning, social policy and transport. The company place particular emphasis on the understanding of attitudes and perceptions which can be as influential on behaviour as ‘objective reality’.

SRA have used this approach to help develop policy in areas as diverse as health, childcare, road safety, crime and housing policy. SRA also carry out socio-economic analysis, audits and policy evaluation. Our specialism is working with so called ‘hard to reach’ groups. The company also carry out diversity training customised for particular clients.

SRA offer quantitative and qualitative skills in market and social research including well-tried methods such as focus groups and surveys. These are frequently applied to new forms of innovative and inclusive consultation which encourage people to make civic choices rather than as individual consumers. The company have written good practice guides on public engagement – for example for Highways England and currently the Heathrow Community Engagement Board. Click Here

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Children are less likely to play out or travel independently compared to twenty years ago. SRA have been researching and writing about the consequence of this trend especially in relation to cognitive development including attitudes to public transport. click here for report Current work is exploring what can be done to encourage more bus use by children and young people.

SRA have always had a special interest in taxi travel and the need to improve standards. The company has sent up a charity to support customers taxiuser.org.uk especially those groups such as disabled people who disproportionately experience poor service.   Current work for local authorities and the voluntary sector focuses on better understanding of impediments to the shared use of taxis and cars.