Toynbee Hall to launch two new peer-led research projects

Toynbee Hall to launch two new peer-led research projects

We're recruiting for two new peer reseach groups

We’ll be training two groups of local people to research and campaign to make private renting fairer for young people and to build safer and more welcoming communities.

Because of the success of our first Peer-Action Research project last year, we’re recruiting for these two exciting new research projects. Both are aimed towards making Tower Hamlets a better place to live for everyone.

Our first Peer-Research Action project looking into the needs of older people in Tower Hamlets.

Our first Peer-Research Action project looking into the needs of older people in Tower Hamlets.

Building safer and more welcoming homes and communities

Last year we trained 20 people aged over 50 to interview, survey and research what the biggest concerns were for local older people. One of the biggest concerns they found was that of safety. They found that this not only negatively impacted older people’s personal wellbeing, but also how the fear of crime prevented their peers from actively engaging in volunteering and bonding with their neighbours.

Building on this work, we are launching a new research project on community safety and cohesion. We are looking for Tower Hamlets residents interested in the issues faced by their community to become peer researchers. As part of a team, we will support you to conduct research, come up with solutions and campaign to build a safer and more welcoming community to live and work in.

Making renting better for young people in Tower Hamlets

Are you young and renting in Tower Hamlets? We are launching a project looking at how private renting can be made better and more secure for young people, and would similarly like to hear from people interested in helping their local community.

  • Aged between 18-30
  • Living in East London
  • Renting through a private landlord

As a peer researcher, you will work as part of a team to conduct research and develop solutions. In addition you will campaign to make renting better for young people.

Interested in taking part in either of these projects? Please contact us on 0207 392 2956 or email Philip Mullen.

We will reimburse participants for their time and no previous experience in research is required.

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