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 with Shelter Cymru 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 services for homeless people and in the housing sector.
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