Adapting spaces to a pandemic: the practices of Yorkshire’s learning disability and autism support services

A study is being undertaken by York St. John University which aims to find out how spaces used for support, activities and events have been changed, moved, or closed in response to social distancing measures, and to explore what responses have and have not been successful. The findings will be used to create a report around best practices as organisations move through the pandemic, and that identifies positive and enabling approaches that may have value once it has ended.

The researchers are seeking feedback either through a survey or interviews. It is anticipated that these would take between 20-30 minutes. Interviews can be held online (Zoom or Teams), or through telephone discussion.

For anyone interested in completing a survey, it can be found here.   

For anyone interested in participating in an interview, please read the interview information form here and contact Ned Redmore to register your interest or find out more. 

The study has been granted ethical approval from York St John Research Ethics Committee. 

If you work for an organisation who provides support, activities or events for autistic or learning disabled people, they would love to hear from you. 

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