In 2017, Reach members got involved in Stoke-on-Trent’s bid to be City of Culture 2021. Staffordshire University worked with Reach, an advocacy group for people with learning disabilities, supported by Asist, to train 10 peer researchers to help understand the barriers for people with learning disabilities when accessing mainstream arts and culture. In total they gathered feedback from 82 people with learning disabilities from across Stoke-on-Trent.
We have produced two reports about our research, one official report and an easy read version. Click on the pictures below to read the reports.
To find out more about the participatory research process take a look at my Sway which outlines the research and the impact of working with Reach members as Peer Researchers.