Research and Publications

Youth Partnership Report


In mid 2016 Sobus was commissioned by London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to facilitate the development of the Youth Partnership. The work was completed in September 2016 and a report written on the needs of young people in H&F, needs of providers and recommendations on how stakeholders can work together to meet these needs.

Youth Partnership Report


Older People Health and Wellbeing

In early 2016 Sobus was commissioned by H&F GP Federation to undertake research into health and wellbeing services for people over 65.  The research has been welcomed by H&F GP Federation, providers of older peoples services and H&F Clinical Commissioning Group (H&F CCG). H&F GP Federation is incorporating the findings into its business case and H&F CCG are incorporating the findings into the Whole Systems Integrated Care works.

The full report is here:

65+ Health and Wellbeing Services Research


Social Investment

On the 22nd October 2014 Sobus and ACEVO launched the Social Investment: The Local Opportunity Report. Social investment is not a replacement for grants and contracts however it is another financial tool in the box. Social investment is repayable capital provided to people and organisations aiming to achieve social impact.

The full report is here:



CQC Focus Group


On the 21st August 2014 Sobus facilitated a focus group of voluntary sector groups and service users experience of acute services at Imperial NHS Trust. The focus group was well attended and the information gathered helped guide and influence the CQC inspection of Imperial NHS Trust in September 2014. The summary of the focus group is here:

Care Quality Commission Inspection Imperial Hospitals Trust Focus Group Report


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