Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations

Understanding vulnerabilities and resilience to uncertainty in rural communities

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Understanding vulnerabilities and resilience to uncertainty in rural communities
In collaboration with Public Health Wales, Cardiff University is carrying out research to understand the challenges faced by rural communities in Wales today, and sources of support.
We want to hear from people living in rural communities, would you be interested in taking part?

What would happen?
Cardiff University Researchers are looking to bring together groups of 10-12 adults (aged 18 + years) to hold a focus group discussion on the sources of uncertainty faced by rural communities (e.g. economic, social, environmental, or employment), the impact on health and wellbeing, and sources of support during good and bad times. The discussion will also explore what kind of support created by and for local communities is most valued.
The aim of this research is to understand from people living in rural communities their concerns, and sources of resilience. This will inform future action and research on how to support communities across Wales.

How do I find out more?
We are looking for a mix of people aged 18+ years, from any background, and who live in rural communities to take part.
If you would like more information, or are interested in taking part please contact the Cardiff University researchers, David Studdert ( (07818005302) in English or Sion Jones ( (02920879679) in Welsh.

We will be holding a focus group in Tregaron, at Tregaron Memorial Hall, Tregaron Square, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6JL at 6.30pm on 17 May 2018. This group will take place in Welsh. We will reimburse the costs of travel, and refreshments will be provided.

Professor Valerie Walkerdine
Cardiff University
School of Social Sciences
Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII,
CF10 3WT
Tel: +44 29208 75567

Dr Alisha Davies /Rhiannon Norfolk
Head of Research and Development
Public Health Wales
No 2 Capital Quarter,
Tyndall Street,
CF10 4BQ