As part of our research, we have gathered a bank of audio interviews with care-experienced young people and with adult professionals involved in care, covering a range of topics, experiences and issues.
Our Portable Testimony Service takes curated selections of these testimonies and performs them to audiences of social workers, carers, university staff, family and peers.
The Portable Testimony Service can travel to offices and workplaces, helping staff to think about improving systems and services. Our research team is made up of young people, researchers and peer mentors: the majority have experience of the social care system. The team conducts interviews, selects and edits them as audio files.
Using headphones, our research team of adults and young people relay the exact words of the interviewee to the audience. The research team have performed in many contexts and spaces – in offices, in theatres and arts spaces, in museums, libraries and universities.
Our team is available for bespoke events. Please get in touch.
“It was a great experience, and I feel it really added value to my team’s understanding of the complexity of issues faced by care leavers. I’m optimistic it will foster a greater sense of empathy too.”
Steve, Housing Services