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Richard Usher

Richard’s work with IVAR has focussed on role of community-based organisations in achieving social change. He has expertise around community engagement; recruitment and management of volunteers; and partnership working between local authorities and the NHS. 

Previous work: Richard’s experience informs his practical and problem-solving based approach to research. His MA in Anthropology of Development informs his work and interest in sustainable development. 

Other interests: He is an independent consultant and Director of Just Ideas Sustainable Solutions Ltd, focussing on on research and evaluation, particularly examining outcomes frameworks, evaluation processes and participatory approaches to evaluation and learning. 


Residents in control

Community grants in Big Local areas

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The impact of the public benefit requirement in the Charities Act 2006

Perceptions, knowledge and experience

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Volunteering and early childhood outcomes

A review of the evidence

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