What does it involve?

People living in Hounslow are invited to contribute their time as a community researcher or as a participant in up to three workshops that are taking place on Wednesday 21 August, Wednesday 4 September, and Wednesday 18 September.

Join our team of community researchers:  

  • Get paid the London Living Wage to speak to people in your community about what’s important to them.  
  • Contribute your time flexibly, with a minimum of 12 days’ work between June and December 2024.  
  • Upskill with free training from The Young Foundation, and gain certificates in Safeguarding and Data Protection. 
  • Help us shape a greener, fairer neighbourhood that your community will want to engage with.  
  • We are able to cover travel costs 
Register your interest as a community researcher

An opportunity to take part in up to three workshops that are taking place later in the year will launch soon: 

  • Get paid £40 per workshop (each workshop is three hours) 
  • Free childcare is provided 
  • Travel costs covered
  • No experience or prior knowledge is needed – if you live in Hounslow and want to influence positive change in your local area, just bring your voice! 

Why is this project running? 

Hounslow Council is working to create warmer homes and healthier neighbourhoods as part of its commitment to making Hounslow greener and improving quality of life for its residents now and in the future. 

The project is looking at how the Council can make changes to ensure residents have healthier, more comfortable homes and neighbourhoods. That could mean: 

  • adapting your home to make it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, especially considering the issues many households experienced with energy bills last winter 
  • or building better connected and greener streets, with spaces that meet the needs of the communities. 

Click here for Hounslow’s Easy guide to energy’, exploring energy use and its impact to the local environment, our homes, and the cost of living.

Local residents’ contribution is crucial in making neighbourhoods in Hounslow greener and more enjoyable places to live. If you live in the area, have your say on how this can be achieved. 

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Who can take part? 

We are looking for people who are aged over 18 and live in or around one of these areas of Hounslow:

  • Raleigh Road/Vernon Road
  • Aston Green and Rectory Road
  • Armytage Road and Norman Crescent
  • Brabazon Road
  • Cedar Road/Beech Road
  • Sparrow Farm Drive
  • Wigley and Eastbourne Road

Training, support and payments

No experience is needed to join this project as a community researcher or a workshop participant. We will always provide lunch and refreshments.

Community researchers:

  • We provide paid training, and you will gain certificates in safeguarding and data protection.
  • You are paid monthly – if you’re worried about how this could impact your benefits, talk to us; we don’t want your participation to negatively impact your life.
  • We have flexibility to work around your life and existing commitments – we will always decide days and times to meet as a group, just let us know.
  • We have a great team who will support you through this process.

Workshop participants:

When this opportunity becomes available

  • We will provide free childcare during the workshops, you are welcome to bring your children.
  • We can pay for travel expenses to help you get to and from the workshops.
  • For every three-hour workshop you take part in, you’ll receive £40 (directly to your bank account, via Paypal, or as an Amazon voucher).

Could you be a community researcher?

Register your interest as a community researcher

Would you like to join a workshop?

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