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Researchers seek participants for a LGBTQ+ Welfare and Assets study

Graham Robson September 30, 2022

A group of researchers are currently recruiting participants for a LGBTQ+ Welfare and Assets study, which is a joint project between University of Stirling, University of Nottingham, Sheffield Hallam University, and Vanderbilt University in the United States.

The researchers are looking to improve the experiences of LGBTQ+ people having to deal with the benefits system.

They are currently looking for volunteers who are:

‚ÄĘ LGBTQ+ (including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans people)
‚ÄĘ Aged 18+
‚ÄĘ Claiming (or have claimed in the last eight years) welfare benefits*, tax credits and/or a state pension
‚ÄĘ Based in England, Scotland or Wales.

Eleanor Formby from Sheffield Hallam University said: “We are¬†very keen to hear from as wide a range of LGBTQ+ people as possible, especially those who are potentially multiply marginalised, e.g. people of colour/BAME folk, who are often less represented in existing LGBTQ+ research.”

The researchers are able to offer a £20 voucher to anyone taking part in an interview. The conversation will probably last around an hour and can be at a time and (online or physical) place of your choice.

For more info, CLICK HERE 

If you’d like to take part, or have any questions, get in touch with Eleanor in the first instance: e.formby@shu.ac.uk or on Twitter @eleanorformby

* Welfare benefits can be any benefit you have received from the Department for Work and Pensions, Job Centre Plus, your local council, or Social Security Scotland.

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