The State of Rural Services Report 2021 (published in January 2022) explores the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions on service provision in rural areas of England.Read more
Exploring Rural Vulnerability from a Public Utilities’ Perspective
The utilities sector has a duty to support its customers in potentially vulnerable situations, especially where they are (temporarily) left without electricity, gas or water due to a fault at the home or in the supply network.Read more
Opportunities and challenges for rural communities from net zero carbon legislation
It is widely recognised that urgent action at scale is required to address the growing climate emergency and a momentum is building behind the policies and strategies being developed to take the UK towards its statutory target of becoming a net zero country by the year 2050.Read more
Challenges facing rural 16-18 year olds in accessing appropriate education and work based learning
This research looks at the challenges facing 16-18 year olds living in rural areas in accessing appropriate opportunities for education and work based learning. It also considers the possible implications of accessibility constraints on students’ attainment and on social mobility.Read more
Housing and Employment: A Survey of Rural Residents’ Experiences and Opinions
Housing and Employment: A Survey of Rural Residents’ Experiences and Opinions (published June 2019) is a summary of the key findings from a survey managed by CCRI (University of Gloucestershire) and supported by Rural England.Read more
State of Rural Services Report 2018
State of Rural Services 2018 report (published February 2019) presents the most recent evidence regarding the provision of services to residents and businesses in rural England.
It covers 8 service areas, which are: Local buses and community transport, Broadband and mobile connectivity, Public library services, Hospitals, Public health services, Young people’s services, Shops and online shopping and Personal advice services Read more
Research Report – Unlocking the digital potential of rural areas across the UK
Issues Facing Providers of Social Care at Home to Older Residents in Rural England
In this research we examine the issues facing providers of domiciliary care to older people in rural areas. Whilst there has been a considerable amount of recent research about social care, specifically rural dimensions have generally been overlooked Read more
The State of Rural Services 2016 Report
The State of Rural Services 2016 report (published January 2017) presents the most recent evidence regarding the provision of services to residents and businesses in rural England.
It covers nine service areas, which are: local buses and community transport, welfare services, access to cash, further education, the retail sector, mental health services, older people’s services, public health services and community assets. Read more
The State of Rural Services 2016 – Local Buses and Community Transport
Local Buses and Community Transport is the first chapter of nine which will form the State of Rural Services Report 2016 (published in full later on in the year).
The State of Rural Services 2016 project presents the most recent evidence regarding the provision of local bus services and community transport to residents and businesses in rural England. Read more