The CCRI was commissioned by Defra to identify how ‘alternative’ approaches to rural service delivery are developing, what forms they are taking, what conditions are required to make them successful and what barriers prevent further expansion. Professor Nigel Curry led the research.

The key findings of the research, which took place in 2013, identified several emerging models of service delivery as being of value.

These can be viewed on the final report which can be downloaded from the Defra web site:

A project summary can also be downloaded here: Download