Call for case studies: Have you been supported by a VCSE organisation?
Age UK are working with NHS England & Improvement and the Men’s Health Forum, amongst others, to gather a range of examples where voluntary organisations have had a positive impact on people who experience health inequalities. The Men’s Health Forum are also a part of the Health & Wellbeing Alliance, along with us here at FaithAction.
What are they looking for?
They are looking for people that fall into at least one of the following groups who have been positively supported by a VCSE (Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise) organisation to improve their health and wellbeing:
- The ageing population
- People of all ages living with multi-morbidity and/or moderate to severe frailty in all care settings
- Residents of care homes
- Those with health needs due to COVID-19
The case studies will focus on the individuals themselves and use the storytellers own words and will look to explore the impact that particular health inequalities have on their experiences and health as well as the impact VCSE organisations have had on addressing their health and care needs. The ask is deliberately broad so that they can capture a wide range of people and voluntary organisations.
How to submit a case study
Please complete the associated template form with some information about the storyteller and the support that has been provided by the VCSE organisation. Please send these to Jenny Lippiatt at Age UK – [email protected].
Please get in touch with Jenny if you have any questions.
If you’d prefer to fill out an online form, please click here.
Age UK will review all case studies submitted to them but it is unlikely they will be able to choose all of them to develop into resources.
After selecting case studies they will be in touch to organise the next steps which will start with an interview with the storyteller. They appreciate that in some cases it may be better for the interview to be conducted by someone familiar and so they are very happy for organisations to conduct their own interviews and will be able to support with a topic guide and tips.