Six people with lived experience of homelessness and asylum seeking/being a refugee undertook participatory research on the right to health. In this blog we tell you why we did this project, what it was like to be involved and why it is important to take note of the outcomes from this project.
Report of a peer research project exploring the meaning of the right to health for people who face inequalities and may struggle to access support.
We are a group of 5 volunteers at Glasgow Homelessness Network who were given the opportunity to take part in research that tries to better understand the experiences of people who struggle to achieve equal rights of access to health services or good health because of other circumstances in their lives.
We hadn’t done much research before and we got to work with the University of Strathclyde and the ALLIANCE who provided us with a lot of training and support to build research skills, work out what questions to ask, how to ask them, and we all had ideas about where we could go to speak to people who were experiencing homelessness.
We’ve finished our training and here are some of our thoughts.