COVID-19 Social Study Interviews 

Would you be interested in speaking to us about your experiences during Covid-19? 

We have conducted over 200 interviews hearing about your experiences of social distancing and self-isolation during the covid-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on your wellbeing and mental health. Thank you to everyone who has taken part. If you identify with one of the following groups, we would still like to speak with you:

  • People experiencing financial difficulties (e.g. low income, unemployment, change in income, difficulties paying for everyday essentials/bills)

  • Young carers aged 13-24 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member or friend (e.g. personal care, practical or emotional support) 

  • Women who have experienced a form of abuse from a former or current partner (i.e. physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse, or coercion, threats or intimidation) since the start of the pandemic

  • People who have current or recent experience of problem alcohol or drug use (i.e. injecting drug use/regular use of opioids)

 

  • People who have experienced homelessness during the pandemic (e.g. rough sleeping, living in temporary or emergency accommodation)

  • Service providers and support staff who work with people experiencing drug or alcohol use, homelessness, financial difficulties or domestic abuse

  • People who have a sensory impairment or physical disability that impacts mobility or motor skills

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I TAKE PART?

  • You will have the opportunity to discuss the study with a trained researcher and ask questions.

  • You will be asked to take part in an interview with a researcher over the telephone, or via a video call depending on your preferences. 

  • The interview should last around 45 minutes. 

  • The information you give us will be anonymised and kept confidential.

  • We will offer you a £10 online gift voucher to thank you for taking part. 

If you would like to find out more or if you would like to take part, you can contact Alexandra Burton or register your interest here.

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PEOPLE EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES

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PEOPLE EXPERIENCING homelessness

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YOUNG CARERs aged 13-24

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service providers

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women experiencing abuse

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PEOPLe with physical disabilities
 

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people experiencing problem drug or alcohol use