Community Impact supports organisations to recruit and train people with a lived experience of a social issue to become community based peer researchers and evaluators. Peer research allows organisations to increase their reach into the communities they support. Using peer researchers enables organisations to explore their impact by building long-term relationships with former service users and undertaking peer-to-peer follow-up in community settings. To support you we will:
Undertake peer researcher recruitment, working with you to host introduction sessions
Host training workshops with peer researchers
Design your evaluation strategy and delivery plans to include evaluation methodologies, data collection tools, impact measures, reporting templates
Support peer researchers on an ongoing basis through feedback surveys and group seminars.