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Better collaboration between house builders and subcontractors key to solving skills crisis (New Skyblue Report)

The Home Builders Federation and CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) have published a new report completed by Skyblue Research in 2016 exploring the ways in which home builders and subcontractors can and should work together to tackle a range of acute and persistent labour and skills challenges inhibiting the sector’s growth. Please see full press release here which contains a link to the report should you wish to download it. 


 Skyblue study reveals how cricket improves social and emotional wellbeing of disabled participants

Encouraging results from the first year of this ground breaking evaluation reveals a strong connection between playing cricket and increased social wellbeing for disabled people. The study of 300 disabled people is part of a 4 year study with The Lord’s Taverners and English Cricket Board to capture the social return on investment of the National Disability Cricket Programme.

1,600 students aged 10-16 in Somerset tell us what they think of STEM

The first set of results are currently being analysed for this important 5-year study to evaluate the impact created by EDF Energy’s Inspire Programme. Young people from over 30 schools took part in a mixed method approach that combined online, face to face with more traditional paper surveys.