Volunteer Community Researchers Wanted

Are you over 50? Are you interested in a new challenge?

Join our team to find out what people in your community think makes a good life in later years.

Age Scotland and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling, have been funded by the Life Changes Trust to conduct research on quality of life in later years.

We are looking for 20-25 community researchers, including people with dementia, from across Scotland to help us.

Community researchers will work in teams of 4-5, alongside researchers from the University of Stirling, and will help to:

• Find out what people want in later life to make them happy
• Run small group discussions in your community
• Make sense of information gathered and identifying key issues
• Ensure findings from the research are shared across communities
• Capture photographs of things that make a good life in later years

No previous research experience or skills are needed, as you will be provided with all necessary training through interactive sessions tailored to your team's needs and led by researchers at the University of Stirling. You will also have ongoing support and will have the opportunity to join the University of Stirling Dementia and Social Gerontology research group.

Community researchers will preferably:
• Be involved in the project between July 2016 and August 2017
• Be willing to take part in 7 one day training sessions (within your local community)
• Be able to dedicate some time outside of training sessions to undertake research

Any costs relating to travel or additional carer costs to support attendance at training and research sessions will be covered.

If you are interested in being part of this project, or would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact:

Jane Robertson
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