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Research project on Place Based Ageing looking for volunteers

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Gateshead Council are working with researchers at the Universities of Stirling and Newcastle who are interested in learning more about the stigma, or negative beliefs and attitudes attached to where people live, their age and disabilities and how these things link together.

The purpose of this work is to capture stories about lived experiences and share these with policy makers and specialists including Gateshead Council, to ensure that people age well within homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales.

The researchers are looking to capture a rich picture of different experiences and everyday lives. 

The audience they are looking to capture are disabled people aged 45+ years, to talk about their lived experience around a series of topics including 'growing older' and the place where you live.

Volunteers will complete three logbooks over 2 years to record their life experiences. The log book can be written, recorded verbally, or completed through a series of interviews with a researcher. 

Participants of the research project will received a £25 voucher.  

If this sounds like something that you or somebody you know would like to be part of, please contact Rose Gilroy: 

Email: r.c.gilroy@ncl.ac.uk

Mobile: 07713 399 864.

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10 July 2024

Gateshead Council are working with researchers at the Universities of Stirling and Newcastle who are interested in learning more about the stigma, or negative beliefs and attitudes attached to where people live, their age and disabilities and how these things link together.

The purpose of this work is to capture stories about lived experiences and share these with policy makers and specialists including Gateshead Council, to ensure that people age well within homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales.

The researchers are looking to capture a rich picture of different experiences and everyday lives. 

The audience they are looking to capture are disabled people aged 45+ years, to talk about their lived experience around a series of topics including 'growing older' and the place where you live.

Volunteers will complete three logbooks over 2 years to record their life experiences. The log book can be written, recorded verbally, or completed through a series of interviews with a researcher. 

Participants of the research project will received a £25 voucher.  

If this sounds like something that you or somebody you know would like to be part of, please contact Rose Gilroy: 

Email: r.c.gilroy@ncl.ac.uk

Mobile: 07713 399 864.

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