On the face of it the brief was daunting: produce a publication in little over a month that encouraged local residents to get involved with a research project around ‘social connectedness’ and health inequalities.
First I listened to the Resident Advisors, a group of Haslingden women who were working alongside professionals from the Universities of Lancaster and Liverpool. It was their stories, their experiences, that shaped the text, interviews and sketches that followed.
So thank you Dawn, Jen, Lisa and Gemma. I hope our little booklet goes some way to stimulate the ‘systems change’ you’re hoping for.
CLIENT: The National Institute for Health Research with the Universities of Lancaster and Liverpool.
PROJECT: What’s Your Story? A 24-page booklet told residents’ stories of social isolation and wellbeing and invited wider participation.