Making research relevant

However interesting the research, if it isn’t relevant to local issues it won’t be used. Even if it is relevant, Local Authority staff must be able to see how they can apply the research findings:

Relevance is everything
‘Sometimes you look at the research and go "so what?" How does that actually help me as a commissioner or a provider to know what to deliver?’

How to make research relevant and applicable

How to work effectively with clients and other stakeholders

What else can be done to improve the impact of research