Launching RadHR's New Action Research Project! (and sharing a survey)

Hey RadHR Community,

We’ve just launched a survey to kick-off a new RadHR research project: ‘Beyond policies: Exploring everyday practices of collective care’.

This project is about supporting and learning from informal practices of collective care in ‘frontline’ groups.

By ‘frontline groups’ we mean everything from community groups, grassroots organisations, and solidarity-based groups where most members are at the sharp end of power and inequality, as well as voluntary sector organisations where a significant number of workers have experience of marginalisation and are trying to prioritise care and ‘do help’ in ways that are less top-down.

(We know it might not be entirely clear what sort of practices we mean :thinking:, so please do have a look a look at these examples of what we mean if you want to find out more)

At this early stage of the project, the most important thing is that we hear from people about what actually feels useful. We want to know if we’re on the right track—does this project make sense? What kinds of ‘collective care’ are groups (or individuals within groups) engaging in or thinking about? And how could this project support these?

We’re hoping answers to this survey will help inform how the project develops - we have a few ideas around potential collective mentoring sessions or perhaps co-designing some shareable resources, but we really want to leave it up to those participating.

So if you or any groups or organisations you’re part of are working in these ways, please fill it out

We also know that there are loads of individuals and groups who may not be doing this kind of stuff themselves, but can think of others who are. We would love to ensure that this project reaches them. **So please do share the form with anyone you think it may resonate with, or through your mailing list or social media.

And please feel free to ask if you have any questions!

In solidarity,

Kiran and Veronica