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Become a Peer Researcher with the Technology Enriched Supported Accommodation - Dementia Research Initiative (TESA-DRI). 

Technology Enriched Supported

The study is to explore and understand the experience of living with dementia in technology enriched housing schemes in Northern Ireland.

You do not need to have any previous experience as you will be invited to two training days to help you feel confident in this role. As a peer researcher you will be ask to interview a person living with dementia and also be apart of focus groups using art to explore peoples experiences. You will always be supported in your role as one of the researchers in the TESA project will be with you during the interview or focus group.

The housing schemes involved in the project are in Belfast, Newtownards, Downpatrick, Banbridge, Enniskillen, Coleraine and Derry/ Londonderry. We hope that we can recruit peer researchers in these areas so that travel is kept to a minimum.

If you would like to be a peer researcher you would be asked to attend the training days on the 5th and 13th of April. Please contact Jean Daly (details below) if you would like to be involved in the project and you would like to book a place on the training.

Training Days:
Tuesday 5 April 10am-3pm
Wednesday 13 April 10am-3pm

East Belfast Network Centre
55 Templemore Avenue, Belfast BT5 4FP

Commitment to TESA as a Peer Researcher

It is essential that a person volunteering to be a peer researcher attends the two training days. Following that we would hope that each peer researcher would conduct at least one focus group and one interview if possible. This commitment will be flexible according to each person’s availability and the amount of involvement they would like to have, as the research team understands this can vary from time to time. The interviews and focus groups in the project will last from April 2016 until July 2017.

More information

PDF leaflets about the project and the peer researcher role can be downloaded below.

If you would like anymore information about the project or to sign up to the training please contact Jean Daly.

Tel: 07468 696 248

Further information


Download the leaflets:


For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575

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