Can you help us learn more about your experiences as an older adult from an ethnic minority community on the Isle of Wight?

Study Details

Dr Chad Witcher from the University of Portsmouth and others want to learn more about ‘age-friendliness’ on the Isle of Wight.

The study is an opportunity to tell us your experiences by using a digital camera. You can discuss your views in a group with other older adults from ethnic minority communities. This follows work completed on the Isle of Wight by Age UK Isle of Wight.

What are we trying to do?

This is a small-scale study intended to reach older adults who may not have shared their experiences about an ‘age-friendly’ island. Often, members from ethnic minority communities are under-represented in research and we would like to encourage your participation to learn what may be missing from plans to support all older adults on the Isle of Wight.

Am I eligible to take part?

To participate in this study, you must meet the following criteria

  • Age 60 years or older
  • Identify yourself as a member of an ethnic minority community for example non-British which would include Polish, Filipino, African, Arab and so on
  • Understand and communicate in English or be able to provide an interpreter.

What do I have to do?

If you decide to participate you will be asked to take part in several group discussions that will each last about two hours. You will be given a digital camera and asked to capture images that represent ‘age-friendliness.’

Your participation is entirely voluntary, and you have the right to withdraw at any time. Prior to providing your consent to participate, you will be given an information sheet which provides the full details of the study, and a consent form.

You will be able to discuss the study with the chief investigator Dr Chad Witcher .

To join the study please

  • email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
  • telephone 023 9284 5194 asking for Chad Witcher.


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