The Black Country Community Research Partnership supported by the National Institute of Health Research is launching an exciting opportunity to fund VCSE organisations in the Black Country to learn about and take part in, research around access to health and care services within our communities.

We are holding an FAQ for those who are interested in becoming ‘community reporters’ – trusted voices working in our most vulnerable communities who will receive training to capture people’s experiences and stories. The community reporters will be supported to gather, curate, and mobilise stories that can give insight into people’s experiences of accessing health and care services.

No previous academic qualifications are needed; we just need people with good listening skills and experience of working within local settings. Free training will be provided and we will fund your organisation to conduct research within your community.

We will also be gathering your information and producing reports that will capture your work, giving you evidence that can be useful when applying for future funding.

Please feel free to share this message with any colleagues you think may be interested in working with us.

To register for this event, please contact Monika Narad at

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