Britain's leading centre for independent social research
Social research has the power to make life better. Our research covers all areas of social policy, and our findings have direct, practical application in terms of understanding social behaviour and informing policy. We bring to life what is really going on in Britain today.
Trusted with the most technically demanding research contracts
Our work is carried out by experienced researchers using innovative, high quality research methods, earning us an international reputation for delivering robust and rigorous research. You can read more about our approach and our methods here.
Delivering insight and learning
We are a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to making an impact on society and advancing the role of social research in the UK. We aim to share our insight and knowledge with the wider research and policy community, through NatCen Learning and various events and seminars.
We work around the full range of social policy areas. Click the links below to find out more.
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Company & charity information
35 Northampton Square
London, EC1 OAX.
A company limited by guarantee
Registered in England no. 4392418
Charity no. 1091768
Scotland Charity no. SC038454