- Who we are
- What we do
- Working for us
- Our performance
Our research programme
We're committed to growing our research programme so that we can contribute to local and national policy debates on housing-related issues.
Our aim is to deliver robust research that uses our insight and experience to develop evidence-based arguments on a range of areas impacting our residents, the housing sector and the South East as a whole. Our focus is on proposing solutions, not just identifying problems. We use our research both to influence others and stimulate wider debate as well as to challenge ourselves and inform our decisions, services and approach.
Our research is led by our in-house team who provide analytical and research expertise. We also collaborate with a wide range of partners such as universities, think-tanks and other research agencies.
You will find below:
- An overview of our current research themes
- Our latest research publications
- Our research archive: including pre-2016 reports
We want our research to be respected, discussed, and valued both within Peabody and in the wider social policy environment. To achieve this, we have made sure that our projects focus on enabling one or more of the priorities set out in our Group Strategy (2018-21) and regularly liaise with public policy professionals to ensure they will have external impact. Themes include health and housing, welfare reform and young people.
- We're currently inviting people to submit evidence to an inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People. Find out more
This section contains downloadable copies of our latest research reports, including projects from both Family Mosaic and Peabody. It also includes research commissioned from external partners.
- Peabody Index 2019 (pdf, 2mb)
Tracking the experiences of low-income Londoners
- Peabody Index 2018 (pdf, 2mb)
Working harder but getting poorer
- Impact of social housing on child development outcomes (pdf, 1mb)
Winner of the 2018 Thinkhouse Early Career Researcher's Prize
- Peabody Design Guide (pdf, 2.6mb)
How quality design will support our mission and ambitions
- Health at home
A new health and wellbeing model for social housing tenants (pdf, 338kb) – View a summary of the report here
- What’s Not Working?
Report: Barriers to employment and the impact of rent and housing benefit (pdf, 717kb)
Summary: The impact of rent and housing benefit (pdf, 290kb)
- Social Market Foundation
Working harder but getting poorer: Peabody Index (pdf, 2mb)
- Locality Matters
Thamesmead: The Story So Far (pdf, 1.1mb)
Safe as houses (pdf, 1.2mb)
Business case for affordable housing (pdf, 998kb)