I'm a researcher who is currently conducting a research study looking at people's experiences of accessing services, registrations and support in both pre and post diagnosis in Hampshire. We are currently looking to recruit individuals for this study.
The research project:
We are undertaking a project on the experiences of people living in Hampshire who are in the process or have been diagnosed with a visual impairment. It centres on the certification and registration process and signposting; the information you received when you first experienced sight loss. Our results will be used to inform the relationship between eye departments and social services.
If you wish to participate or want to know more about the research you can call 01962 857 385 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org
) Sian will then contact you and ask whether you would like to speak face to face or via the telephone. Sian will also give you details of the research and you will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. You will be required to give your consent to participate and all your data will remain confidential.. The conversation will last about 40 minutes.
You must be 18 years or older and have 1 or more of the following
1. be visually impaired (severely or slighty sight impaired)
2. be living and/or attending an eye clinic in Hampshire, UK.
3. either be going through the process of being diagnosed or be diagnosed with a visual impairment.
If you say anything that could be a safeguarding concern, I am obliged to share the concern with the local authority safeguarding service.
It's important to say that this research has obtained ethical approval through the Local Authorities Research Department.