Social Research and Development
Social Research and Development is the Trust's in-house research consultancy service that has been operating for the last eight years. During this period, it has consistently demonstrated an excellent track record in delivering social research and development projects on behalf of external clients.
Providing support to the third sector in delivering quality research led activities.
The Seedley and Langworthy Trust was established in 1997 as the Seedley and Langworthy Initiative with the purpose of supporting the community of Seedley and Langworthy in the process of regenerating the local area.
This became possible through successful bids to the European Regional Development Fund and match funding from the Single Regeneration Budget 5.
The Trust, now with Development Trust status, is a third sector organisation maintaining the same ethos of supporting the communities of Seedley and Langworthy. Please visit the Seedley and Langworthy Trust to find out more.
Martin Halton; MA, Pg. Dip & BA (Hons)
Independent Researcher - Independent Research Service
Martin currently works as an independent, freelance researcher. He is responsible for managing and delivering a variety of social research projects on behalf of clients across the public and third sectors.
Previous to this, Martin was employed as Research Manager at the Trust for over 8 years – where he was responsible for managing all research-related activity undertaken by SRD.
Key Research & Competency Skills
- Stakeholder Engagement & Consultation
- Focus Group Facilitation
- Desk-top Research
- Community/Social Research Training (NOCN Level 3 equivalent)
- Monitoring & Evaluation Training
- Community Auditing/Profiling
- Project/Programme Evaluation
- Data Analysis & Interpretation
- Report Writing
- Advice & Guidance (NVQ Level 3)
- Funding & Bid Writing
N.B. NOCN - National Open College Network, please see Independent Research Service (IRS) section for further details.