Training service users to become community researchers for effective engagement within a Participatory action research (PAR) framework
The paper is a work in progress, presented by Jo Hobbs on behalf of all the people who participated and are involved in the project. When the paper goes to publication all those who participated will be formally acknowledged as co-authors. This presentation will highlight: facilitating collaborative working and community capacity building whilst simultaneously empowering and encouraging greater participation and employment of community researchers. This paper seeks to contribute to the wider remit around engaging service user researchers within health and social care services by focusing on detailing the delivery of high quality context specific as well as broad based training for a group of community researchers recruited by Manchester Metropolitan University.