The role of a peer researcher is to talk to people who have gone through or are going through experiences similar to them. It gives people a chance to have their stories heard and talk about things with someone who can really understand.
Peer researchers have the opportunity to contribute towards research that highlights the issues people in housing need are facing. This in turn could lead to positive changes in housing services. It is a vital role, we need experts by experience!
Peer researchers are paid for their work, and are employed on a casual basis. We also offer free accredited research training.
We are looking to recruit peer researchers who have experience of:
- Applying for social housing with their Local Authority or Housing Associations
- Homelessness/ being threatened with homelessness
- Living in hostels, temporary or supported accommodation