What do we do

The Centre for Social Action is, research, evaluation, training and consultancy unit based in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester, England.

  • We work alongside people in a range of settings with the aim of achieving positive social change through community, project and professional development. We have undertaken work in the UK, Eastern Europe, South America, South Africa  and  America
  • We employ social action methods to ensure that community members and service users of all ages can play a full part in the setting up, management and maintenance of the services developed to meet their needs and also participate fully in their research and evaluation
  • We aim to promote the empowerment and participation of all particularly disabled people, children and young people and people from the black and minority ethnic communities
  • We work alongside people on a range of issues around health, youth work, family support and childcare, social work, health, community development, regeneration and social capital, well-being and person centred care.

The Centre conducts research, evaluation and consultations on behalf of a range of commissioners including central government, local authorities, voluntary organisations, community groups and funding bodies. We apply social action principles to the conduct of our research and often train community members as researchers.

  • Research 
  • Public and patient involvement in research (PPI)
  • Evaluation 
  • Training and consultancy 
  • International Work

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