SIS Community Research enables members of migrant communities to contribute to consultations and reports commissioned by the NHS and Brighton & Hove City Council.
SIS Service Users frequently lack the opportunity to make meaningfully contributions to the public conversation about how services are designed and delivered. Language, information and knowledge of their rights are barriers to participation although service users have clearly stated their wish to have their voices heard in public service consultations
Trained Bilingual Researchers conduct interviews and focus groups and attend community events to gather views, opinions and experiences from SIS service users which are included in reports that can influence service design and delivery.
Community Researchers apply principles of independence, respect, sensitivity and confidentiality to their work
I was attracted to CR by its grassroots approach; recognising that we’re all different, come from different culture background thus have different ideas and needs
Magda Pasuit – Polish Speaking Community Researcher
People in my community face problems, vulnerability and uncertainty, CR help find solutions to problems which improve the lives of people and society.
Aleceia de Juan – Spanish Speaking Community Researcher
A lot of money can be saved by doing Community Research before projects are implemented, it prevents money being invested in services which do not meet the needs of the community.
Juliet Batista – Portuguese Speaking Community Researcher
Many migrants are marginalised and not included and integrated in the wider community mainly because of language and cultural barriers.
Dr Mohanad Badeen – Arabic Speaking Community Researcher
SIS has been delivering Community Research Projects since 2016.
2020 NHS, COVID19 and Lockdown; The BAMER Experience (PDF)
2019 Volunteering in Migrant Communities (PDF)
2018 Co-design of Befriending Services and Promotional Materials (web page)
2017 Understanding the Migrant Experience of Loneliness and Isolation (web page)
2017 CCG Big Health and Care Conversation (PDF)
2016 International Migrants Needs Assessment (web page)