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Inclusion Gloucestershire Researcher

Inclusion Gloucestershire supports people with physical or learning disabilities or mental ill health to have bigger dreams, better lives and brighter futures.


Inclusion Gloucestershire carries out user-led quality checks with people who user supported living, residential or other care and support services. We meet people with a diverse range of needs. We are currently working to update our standards, to make sure that we are up to date on current policy, research and legislation. As part of the preparation for a consultation project, we need someone to help us gather key information.

What's involved?

Using information provided about the range of service-user user groups we meet in the course of quality checking. We would like a volunteer to do a piece of research work. This will involve searching for and compiling a list of the following information resources:


· Legislation

 · Statutory frameworks, guidance

· Policy documents

· Current standards

· Current issues relating to these areas of need.

You would find some of this information from the internet as well as printed policies, making phone calls, writing emails and finding other sources.  It is intended that the information would be compiled in an excel spreadsheet so you would need IT skills and confidence to put one of those together.


You would also need good research skills and the ability to follow your own initiative and take up different lines of enquiry.


We would like this research to be done from our office at 2 St Michaels Square. It has wheelchair access and is close to car parks and public transport hubs. If you have any access needs do not hesitate to get in contact with us to discuss them. I can be contacted


Ideally, we would like this research done over a period of 2 – 3 weeks, preferably Monday to Thursday mornings, although there is scope for altering this pattern of work.

Why get involved?

This is a fantastic volunteer opportunity for someone will an interest in inclusion, disability rights and who is looking to gain experience in the voluntary sector. The role would be ideal for a school leaver or student who might be interested in law, sociology, psychology, social work etc and who may be keen to broaden their experience. This role offers a volunteer the opportunity to gain an insight into our user-led, all age, all disability organisation. As part of volunteering with the quality checking team, we would be very happy to provide an insight into the exciting work we do, and the volunteer will have the opportunity to share the office and be part of a friendly, supportive and diverse team!


You’ll also gain experience of independent research and information compiling which is a useful skill to pop onto a CV.


Inclusion Gloucestershire is also able to pay out of pocket travel expenses for your volunteering and training.

How to get involved?

  1. Sign into your account or sign up to Volunteer Makers.
  2. Accept the challenge
  3. Await a response from Inclusion Gloucestershire with more information 

Ideal Skills

  • Copywriting
  • Project Management
  • Reading/Storytelling
  • Research
  • Working independently
  • Working with Databases

Ideal Interests

  • Commercial Development
  • Community Work
  • Computers and Technology

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