This report brings together the findings of a community research pilot carried out by Social Life and Downham Dividend Society Community Land Trust between March and June 2022. We worked with Downham residents to identify local strengths and needs. The research was commissioned by the Sevenfields Primary Care Network.
The community research had two main goals: to train and support residents to carry out research, and to understand what is supporting and undermining health and wellbeing in Downham. The lived experience of the residents who were trained as researchers made it easier to connect with communities and helped the team identify local issues that matter to people living in and around the area.