For the past six months the new economics foundation (NEF) and the Birmingham Settlement have been working with a group of peer researchers – people from the community trained in social research methods – to explore how the recession and the government cuts are affecting real people’s livelihoods.
Together we have started to develop a detailed picture of what life is like for some of Birmingham’s different communities through filmed interviews and photography. We are now looking for new recruits to work with us; people who can help us add to what we have done and take the work in new directions.
We would like to invite you to our Summer Peer Research event to learn about what we have already done and find out how you can be involved in what we do over the coming six months. On the day you will get the chance to; hear about what we have learned so far, find out more about what being a peer researcher involves, talk to current peer researchers, and plan what future research we do. You will also have the opportunity to shape how we present our research findings to different audiences!
The event will be held at Centre for the Aston Family – 359–361, Witton Road, Aston, Birmingham B6 6NS on Thursday 23rd August 2012 at 6.00pm until 8 pm.