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Jim Patton, a Hexagon Research and Consulting Director and Head of our Social Survey Division has extensive experience and expertise in housing; built up from directing the research programmes for two national housing and regeneration organisations. In this capacity he undertook a wide range of research projects in both England and Scotland, including, evaluating housing investment needs, and assessing the impact of housing regeneration programmes.

Jim has brought this experience to Hexagon Research and Consulting and has carried out several major housing related projects.

For further information about this area of work contact Jim Patton on 0131 221 5212 or e:mail

Recent or current projects in this area include:

Glasgow Housing Association
Tenanst' Satisfaction Survey Phase 2

Glasgow Housing Association
Tenanst' Satisfaction Survey Phase 2

Glasgow Housing Association
Evaluation of GHA's Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy

Glasgow Housing Association
Social Surveys

Local authorities
Evaluation of Views on Allocations Policies

Scottish Homes
Forecasting Demand for Right to Buy

Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Housing Benefit Take-up Survey

Waltham Forest Housing Action Trust
Assessment of the Impact of Stock Transfers

The Scottish Office
Evaluating Options for Community Ownership

Glasgow Housing Association
Tenantsí Satisfaction Survey

Communities Scotland
Evaluation of Innovative Social Housing Development

Angus Council
Private Rented Sector Study

Link Housing Association
Standard Delivery Plan

Angus Council
Standard Delivery Plan

Angus Council
Scottish Housing Quality Standard Database



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