No numbers without stories

This powerful and moving community research project from Scotland highlights the impact of the power imbalance between professionals and service-recipients (asylum-seekers in this instance) that undermines trust and lessens participants’ belief that their voices will actually be heard. The key messages are that community-led research should be focused around issues identified by the community, and that the people affected should be enabled to carry out the research and take action themselves. Crucially, they say, you should have no stories without numbers and no numbers without stories. Link to the original article on CHEX-Point issue 48 For the full report from ARC (Action Research by, in and for Communities) visit this link.

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