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Thursday 22 September 2011 4.07pm
We'd like to speak with you!

Hello forum members.

Southwark-based social enterprise Participle are looking to speak with people who have lived with a chronic condition for at least two years. If you have COPD, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease or Multiple Sclerosis then we would especially like to hear from you.

What’s happening?

We are at the beginning of a process to design new kinds of support for people with chronic conditions, which includes their friends and family. We want to hear from ordinary people to ensure we design something that will really make a difference in people’s lives. We are not the NHS and we are not trying to find out your opinions of NHS services. This is an opportunity to say what you really feel about living well and the kinds of support that could support this.

Getting involved

We are interested in your day-to-day life and the people around you. That is why we would like to meet you together with your friends or family members. You can decide together who you would like to bring along and apart from the researchers, you won’t need to meet anyone you don’t know.

We are meeting people between Monday 26th September and Friday 7th October and our places are limited. If you would like to take part, please contact Kate as soon as possible. The conversations will take about 1 hour 30 minutes and we offer a gift of £25 as a thank you for taking part. Everything you tell us about will be treated as confidential and none of your personal information will be passed on to any other organisations.

Equally if you know someone who might be interested, please pass this message on and see if they’d like to take part.

For more information on the project and taking part, please contact:

Kate Burn,, 020 7089 6950,

Participle is a social enterprise that works with people to create new kinds of solutions to issues including health, employment and ageing. We work in partnership with local government and local agencies but we are independent.
Monday 26 September 2011 9.40am
SE1 Forum members,

We still have some spaces left this week and next, so do get in touch if you are interested in taking part.

I must add that we are looking for Southwark residents as that is where the work is currently based.

Monday 26 September 2011 9.48am
Kate, I have a long standing condition, but am in Derby at moment. Will find out more when I get back..:-)

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