An hour well-spent this afternoon at Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living, with Carolyn Pascoe, REDP's Research Officer, looking at some of the work she's been doing on the similarities, differences and variations in equality, diversity and human rights issues across the East Midlands. This is mostly for presentation at the various Involvement Meetings that REDP will be hosting all over the region early next year.
It's more challenging to get suitable information on some of the equality strands than others; we discuss some creative ways of accessing meaningful info for the harder-to-reach topics. We discuss differences between the kind of knowledge we can gain from statistics and the kind we can get "on the ground". It's the first time I've been able to work one-to-one with Carolyn since her appointment in the summer. Just from this hour together, I can certainly see the value of her contribution to the project!