Equalities Board Publications

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EB Research project reports

Last September, Ambition for Ageing gave the Equalities Board some money to commission research from five community groups who wanted to find out more about the needs of isolated people in their communities, and how to support them better. The projects ran from November 2017 - February 2018.

Here are the full reports and accessible summaries of each report.

The life experiences and challenges of Polish 50+ migrants: Europia

Europia carried out research investigating the challenges in daily life affecting older Polish migrants who moved to Manchester after 2004.

Europia accessible research report

Europia final research report


Out of Sight: Henshaws

Henshaws Community Services wanted to find out whether training community organisations in Visual Impairment Awareness would improve the help that older people with sight loss can get from non-specialist organisations.

Henshaws accessible research report

Henshaws final research report


Ageing Deaf Access: Manchester Deaf Centre

Manchester Deaf Centre wanted to show through their research how isolated British Sign Language speakers are.

Manchester Deaf Centre accessible report summary

Manchester Deaf Centre final research report


Join Us, Join In: Manchester People First

Manchester People First wanted to find out what makes it difficult for people with learning difficulties to participate in meetings. They ran a workshop for the Equalities Board, and produced a guide to making meetings more accessible, and a guide to making information more accessible.

Manchester People First accessible report summary

Ideas for better meetings guide

Making Information easier for everyone guide

Manchester People First final research report


‘Sat Cung’ 失聰 – Hearing Loss: Wai Yin

Wai Yin did some research to find out how much awareness older Chinese people have of hearing loss, and support available when you lose your hearing.

Wai Yin accessible research report

Wai Yin final research report