OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT IN THE TIDES PHASE 2 STUDY

We are looking for: 

  • Social care staff working in community care homes
  • Advisory Group members
For more information or to ask any questions please email us at: tides@kcl.ac.uk

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ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Social Care Staff Working In Community Care Homes

The TIDES research team would like to invite you to take part in a research interview exploring staff perspectives on inequality, discrimination, and the impact of COVID-19 in social care services. Your knowledge and experience as part of the social care workforce within community care homes are well-placed to provide valuable insight into whether and how discrimination, bullying or harassment are experienced and tackled in the workplace.

Interviews are confidential and will be held online, at a time that suits you.

How to to take part: Please email us at tides@kcl.ac.uk or complete the contact form if you would like to take part, or if you would like any further information.

In all our work we rely on voluntary co-operation, and your help will enhance the understanding of the experiences and needs of social care staff and service users. As a thank you for your time, we are offering all those who complete an interview a £15 voucher. 

Advisory Group Members

Do you have an interest/experience in, or on-the-ground experience of action to address issues affecting ethnic minority social care staff at work during and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic? We are looking for Advisory Group members from social care services. 

Role of the Advisory Group: 

  • Helping to steer the TIDES study.
  • Helping us make key decision about the study, such as what questions to ask staff.
  • Supporting us to increase representation of ethnic minority social care staff in our study.
  • Helping us interpret our findings.
  • Advise us on the Race Equality Impact Assessment Toolkit and training resources to be developed.
  • Advise us about how to share our findings and to get the resources developed into practice.

What will this involve?

Taking part in one or two 90-minute meetings (delivered online). The aims of each meeting are:

  1. Provide guidance on questions to include in qualitative interviews with social care professionals. Also to provide guidance on targeted recruitment strategies to increase representation of ethnic minority social care staff respondents (18th May 2021 at 1pm-2.30pm).
  2. Priortise content of the Race Equality Impact Assessment Toolkit, and guidance on testing out and putting the Toolkit into practice (date TBC).
  3. Identify and prioritise the content of Virtual Reality (VR) training and education materials, and advise on testing out and putting the training into practice (Summer/Autumn 2021, date TBC).
  4. Advise on how best to share study findings and to help us get our findings out to social care professional and  social care service leaders.

Payment: Advisory Group members who are healthcare or social care professionals will be reimbursed for their time.

How to apply: Please email us at tides@kcl.ac.uk or complete the contact form if you would like to take part, or if you would like any further information.