We’ve worked with vulnerable and disadvantaged audiences in all types of situations:

  • young people who feel they have no hope, expectations or aspiration and who engage in challenging and/ or dangerous behaviour;
  • families dealing with the challenges of low income, poor housing, unemployment, health issues etc. ;
  • people in crisis (debt, legal problems, exclusion, substance dependency, asylum, domestic violence, eviction etc.)
  • people living with a disability, mental health issues;
  • people living with long term medical conditions, including cancer, dementia, impaired mobility, sight and hearing impairment
  • groups of vulnerable older people and organisations who support them (dealing with dementia, health and social care)

Which means we’ve worked with most of the organisations who influence or have an impact on their lives :


Department for Education (and its predecessors)

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Training and Development Agency for Schools

Teachers TV

Cross-government work : Every Child Matters, Children & Young People’s Workforce

Ministry of Defence

University for Industry (learndirect)

Open University


Transform (Digital Public)

Justice/ Home Office

Home Office

Legal Service Commission

Ministry of Justice


Department of Health

Trashed, Wrecked, Lovelife websites

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Federation of Healthcare Scientists

The Wellcome Trust

MS&L (part of the Publicis group)

Local Authorities & Third Sector

London Borough of Sutton

Age Concern



Bank of Scotland/ Bank of Scotland International

Clerical Medical

Scottish Widows

the share centre

NCR The Knowledge Lab


Liverpool Victoria/ Frizzell

Media/ Campaigns

BBC Learning and Knowledge Campaigns


Ofcom (and its predecessors)

Research Partners

Kindle Research

MC Research

Dub Studios

Cultural Dynamics

People Tree Research

“Alison is an experienced researcher, particularly in the field of social research and education, and delivers high quality results. She can respond well to tight-turnaround projects and is friendly and personable while remaining professional.” (Kirsty Henthorne, Head of Learning Campaigns, BBC)

 We’d be very happy to talk you through the work we’ve done in your area in the past, and some case studies are available under the ‘Examples’ menu.