START employs a range of methods to collect both qualitative and quantitative data to monitor service and inform future developments. All systems comply with GDPR and meticulous care in data collection ensures accurate reporting to individual funders. Please see the annual reviews for an overview of START’s work.
As a learning organisation we recognise the value of research and will consider any project that aligns with the organisation’s strengths approach. Participation in projects can divert resources from the core work and so care is taken to ensure this does not happen.
In line with START’s charitable objects, priority is given to research projects undertaken by students as part of their studies. If you are interested in working with START as part of your academic studies, please see out Student Information
The Strengths Approach in Practice: How it changes lives, book by Avril Bellinger & Deirdre Ford, 2022