Connecting and Strengthening the VCSE Sector

Community Health Research Engagement project receives impressive interest levels in its early stages – Alliance Project Update

The Community Health – Research Training programme aims to enhance the research and evaluation skills of the Worcestershire Wellbeing Roles Network workforce. Following the training, individuals in these roles are expected to feel more confident in utilizing their research skills and various data collection and evaluation approaches during community interactions. This will enable them to initiate informed discussions about health research and better represent their communities. They will serve as channels for community feedback on issues related to improving research access, relevant health topics, and engagement.

To understand current sector views on research and lay a groundwork for training material development, we are seeking responses to this questionnaire: Microsoft Forms (office.com)

It should take about 5 minutes to complete. We’ve received 37 responses from the Wellbeing Roles Network and encourage further distribution among those working in VCSE roles focused on health and wellbeing.

Additionally, we’ve formed a group of 21 potential forum members to guide and co-produce community research training materials. Six forum discussions have been scheduled, with invitations extended to interested individuals from the Worcestershire VCSE. These discussions take place online weekly on Monday mornings. Those interested in participating can request an invitation by contacting branwen@worcsalliance.org.

On Tuesday March 5th, we will host the inaugural OCHRE (Our Community Health Research Engagement) Meeting at 9:30 AM at The Hive, Worcester. Registration details will be announced soon. For an invitation, please contact branwen@worcsalliance.org.