Get Talking Hardship in Stoke on Trent – 1000 Lives

Join the Community Research team

  • What do poverty and hardship mean to people in Stoke on Trent?
  • What helps people deal with the effects of hardship?
  • What can be done to make people’s lives easier and reduce poverty in the city?

If these questions interest you, then read on to find out more.

Staffordshire University wants to hear about local people’s experiences of poverty and hardship in Stoke on Trent. The research findings will be shared with the local Hardship Commission to help them make their plan for action to reduce poverty in the city.

1000 lives Network is bringing together a team of community researchers to do this.

Community researchers will be trained and supported to ask people questions to find out their experiences. This will be individual interviews and group sessions.

You are invited to share your personal skills, time and experiences to make this important research led by our communities.

  • You do not need any qualifications or experience in research.
  • You will get training and support.
  • The training offers you a University qualification if you choose

The research, including the training, will happen from now until June. The team would like everyone to give at least 4 days of their time. This includes training and doing the research.

Training Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday 27 March 10.00am – 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 10 April 1.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Thursday 2 May 10.00am – 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 22 May 12.30pm – 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 5 June 10.00am – 3.00pm
  • Thursday 6 June 3.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Wednesday 12 June 12.00pm – 3.00pm

You can do the research as part of your job, if your employer agrees or you could get paid for doing the research if you are not currently in paid work. You can choose to volunteer your time. The organisers will pay your expenses including travel and refreshments.

To find out more please email Penny Vincent p.e.vincent@staffs.ac.uk or phone Nic Gratton on 01782 292751.