Leicester Ageing Together (LAT) Community Explorers

Leicester Aging Together (LAT)

Older people are designing campaigns to make Leicester more age-friendly and taking action to develop friendly and inclusive communities.

LAT worked with Leicester Vaughan College to develop a Community Explorers project to promote more community-based research opportunities. Research shows that learning helps people to respond positively to change in their environment and circumstances, to remain engaged in society, and to remain physically and mentally active.

Leicester Aging Together (LAT) Community Explorers Project

Community Explorers worked collaboratively using participatory action research on the issues that matter in their communities. They shared their learning through ‘table-top’ displays, encouraging dialogue with others.

Community Explorers were supported to develop ideas for learning projects individually and in small groups, and share their ideas in creative ways e.g. by creating posters, films, and poems and through conversations with others at events or in cafes.

Community Explorers were introduced to ways to keep themselves and each other safe, and to make sure everyone is treated fairly in the project.

Community Explorers Report: Learning Together

On completion of the Community Explorers project, a full report of activities and findings was produced. This full colour report is available for digital download below, or you can request a copy to be posted to you using the form at the end of this page.

Request a Printed Copy

Due to Coronavirus, we are unable to distribute printed copies as we had intended. We will be delighted to post the free copies out to you, we simply ask you to pay the postage. Should you want more than two copies or for us to post overseas, please email malcolm.noble@vaughan.coop.  We will post promptly, usually within a few days.