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Wick Award Community Research Training Programme

Wick Award wants to find out more from local residents about their priorities for Hackney Wick. We have commissioned partners to train local residents to become Community Researchers.
Our Community Research Training Course, led by WSA Community in partnership with Hackney Volunteer has recruited a great gang of local residents who started their accredited training course to become Community Researchers in the first week of January.

The training is being delivered from the Children's Centre at Gainsborough and Wentworth Children's Centre. Once Researchers have completed basic training and have developed a questionnaire to capture what local people think about Hackney Wick and what changes they would like to see, they will go out into the areas surrounding each of the hubs to collect information from residents.
Researchers are developing personal portfolios to gain accreditation in Community Leadership.

WickAward have recruited two young residents, Cabrini Cotter-Boston and Devonte Edwards to paid roles to support the Community Research  engaging local young people to find out what young residents think about the area and what changes they would like to see.

We want as may local residents as possible to complete the questionnaires and want to be sure that we have interviewed residents representing the diversity of the WickAward area so please let us know if you are organising a meeting or event in the area between January and April that you could invite our Community Researchers to.

The information collected as part of this project will be shared with local residents at an event in the spring - all participants will be invited to this celebration.

For more information about the Community Research Project please contact Polly Mann at Wick Award