The ‘Keep Talking’ in lockdown podcast

A new podcast highlights the pioneering work of community researchers tackling poverty in Stoke-on-Trent.The new podcast Keep Taking About… looks at the role of a community researcher, identifies some of the challenges they have overcome, both in their own lives and throughout the global pandemic, and how they have built a community which has supported the group’s wellbeing and cohesion.

Nicola Gratton, the Lead for Civic Engagement and Evaluation at Staffordshire University, led the project in which community researchers continued to engage with the Keep Talking project in a range of creative ways, including poetry, photography and baking – even creating a book of recipes that helped people through lockdown. They share these experiences in the podcast series which covers isolation, disability, creativity, friendship and family, and community.

A full press release can be read here