We believe that involving the local community in the design and delivery of your community services produces better results - giving you greater ownership and more say in how projects are planned and run. 

As I interviewed more people from different backgrounds, I gained confidence. I also started to deal with issues from my past – and move on with my life. Now I use my experience in a professional role

Lee, Community Researcher, Warrington

Our inclusive approach helps to build your knowledge and confidence, allowing you to see the many ways in which you can contribute.

Perhaps most importantly though, the benefits continue long after the research has finished. Many of the Community Researchers remain involved in Connected Care. They attend meetings and workshops with commissioners and other service providers to develop their recommendations into an action plan - ensuring that the proposed changes are implemented to improve the community.

Many Community Researchers take responsibility for driving their project forward. This means they are able to hold the commissioners to account and make sure that they deliver on their commitment to improving services, so the whole community benefits.