‘A massively successful and inspiring event’

Jenny and Teresa O’Neill developed an animation for the research with Home-Start Manchester South

Positive Communities Research Group Manchester Met University

Group members Rebecca Lawthom and Jenny Fisher hosted an event at Birley Building on 12th November to share the research findings of an evaluation of Home-Start Manchester South. It was a hugely successful evening, and the stars of the event were a mother who is supported by Home-Start and a volunteer who supports her and her family. Community psychology is about the application of research that explores the relationship between individuals and social systems within a community context. The evaluation of Home-Start Manchester South centered the voices of families and volunteers.

A volunteer at the event told us that the researchers ‘just came in and got on with everyone, they listened to what we said, and were not like normal academics.’
Rob Parkinson, CEO of Home-Start UK, gave a presentation. He said that Home-Start volunteers are between a friend and a professional.

The Chair of Home-Start Manchester South emailed us…

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