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Adults with additional needs and Community Leaders required for research focus groups

Jul 14, 2016 | Community

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The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are running two focus groups in July and August. The first on Sunday 24 July 2 – 4 pm is for Adults with additional needs and the second on Sat 6 August 10.30 am – 12.30 pm is for community leaders. 10 places are available for each group.
Participants will get £50 cash, tea, coffee and cakes, plus a family ticket to be used on the day (2 adults and up to 3 children).
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is planning to convert an existing indoor space near the Brentford Gate (currently called Climbers and Creepers) into two distinct indoor spaces. One of these spaces will be a horticultural learning centre for adults where people can connect with plants and the environment and unlock why plants matter.
The Learning and Participation team at Kew really need your help in shaping their plans. For the focus group on Sunday 24 July 2 – 4 pm they are looking for adults from Hounslow, Ealing, Richmond and Twickenham, who have and haven’t visited Kew before. They need a mix of men and women, a range of ethnicities represented, and people with different needs, particularly mobility, hearing and visual impairment, and early stage dementia.
For the focus group on Sat 6 August 10.30 am – 12.30 pm they need Community Leaders representing a good mix of the communities who participate in Kew’s Community Access Scheme. They  need a good mix of men and women, a range of ethnicities represented, and people who have and haven’t visited Kew before, two Community Leaders must represent community groups with a large proportion of older people (over 65).
For further details, and to apply for a place, please email vhowe@ymail.com as soon as possible with the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Your gender
  3. Your ethnicity
  4. Your specific need(s)
  5. Which local authority you live in
  6. Your email
  7. Contact telephone number(s)

Please also state if you:

  1. have visited Kew Gardens at least 3 times in the last 2 years
  2. last visited Kew Gardens over 5 years ago
  3. have never visited Kew Gardens

 

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