Members of communities and community organisations hold a wealth of knowledge about their local areas, their assets and needs, and shared issues and problems. This isn’t always recognised and used. How can communities be more actively involved in setting research agendas, contributing their experiences, collecting relevant information and influencing positive changes in policy and practice?
In this workshop, which takes place on Thursday 21st September from 10.00am - 1.30pm at TCR Hub, Barnard Castle, we will explore different ways voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations and their members are and can be involved in research on topics that matter to them – from local bus services to young people’s mental health or the climate crisis.
This workshop is part of a series of events being run by Durham Community Action and the Rural Design Centre to explore the potential of setting up a Community Research Network for rural County Durham. Anyone with an interest is welcome. It will build on earlier workshops offered in July and is also open to people who have not attended the previous events.
The workshop will be facilitated by Sarah Banks, Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, Durham University and Fiona Christian, Durham Community Action.
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