Jade Ward from University of York Department of Social Policy and Social Work’s Social Policy Research Unit and two peer researchers, Amy and Tia (from Islington House Project) were invited by Focus Ireland to share their experience of how Peer Research works within the evaluations of children’s social care currently being conducted by the Child Welfare Research Group (CWRG). The CWRG is currently carrying out evaluations of innovative projects that aim to provide positive and long-term housing solutions for care experienced young people including The House Project and Break Staying Close.
Tia said: “I was very nervous when presenting our presentation. Presenting in front of experienced and professional researchers was intimidating considering I’ve only been a peer researcher for only four or so months. I was fully supported throughout the day which was comforting and I definitely have more knowledge on peer research now.”
Tia did a fantastic job in presenting to government officers & academics.
Thank you University of York in offering this opportunity to one of our young people