‘Colleagues at HARG have been working with the national Clinical Research Network on a project called, ‘Research Ready Communities’. Here, Khadija Badri from the CRN summarises the project and its aim:
The Research Ready Communities programme works in communities and neighbourhoods across England to make research participation more inclusive for all. Research informs so many aspects of our health and social care, and can help us to address health inequalities. It is therefore vital that we make sure all groups are represented in research.
Through the programme, community members, local organisations, and the National Institute for Health and Care Research work in partnership. Together, they design and carry out awareness raising and engagement activities in communities that have been under-served by health and care research. The programme helps to build relationships and trust between communities and research organisations, creating opportunities for people to take part in and inform research in the future.
We are delighted to be involved in the project and working with community research champions from Alford Hub; Darkside Rising CIC and Hemingby village hub. Look out for more news on the development of the project in December.