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State of Gloucestershire research

The State of Gloucestershire Research

In 2021, the Insights team carried out the State of Gloucestershire research. Over 260 disabled people and people with mental health challenges living in Gloucestershire took part in a survey. The survey asked about their access to a range of opportunities (including education and training, employment, volunteering, and leisure activities) as well as the quality and accessibility of their housing. We have produced a series of booklets which bring together the survey findings with key statistics from national reports. The booklets also offer a series of recommendations for organisations and providers.

Below you can find the Executive Summary booklet in a range of different formats. We will shortly be publishing booklets focused on access to opportunities and housing.


The State of Gloucestershire - Executive Summary Report - PDF Download

Download the State of Gloucestershire – Executive Summary


We have produced our Executive Summary in a range of different accessible formats. We will be doing the same for all of the booklets as part of the State of Gloucestershire reports.



Other Research

We have also been carrying out research to look in detail at the experiences of particular groups in Gloucestershire. This has included  research with parent carers of disabled children and adults to explore their access to short breaks (respite care). We are currently working in partnership with participants and providers to develop recommendations from this research.


For more information about this research, please contact Roz Warden (Head of Insights) at or 07912 788340