University of Chester

At Brightlife we work closely with academics from the Centre for Ageing Studies at the University of Chester to conduct scientific evaluation of all our programs.

The aim is to produce a comprehensive report on the social connectivity of older people living in Cheshire that will be used in the development of a sustainable community engagement plan.

Our volunteer ‘Co-Researchers’ have the opportunity to take part in all aspects of the research process including data-gathering, analysis and report-writing. Full training and support is given to all volunteers through a five-week training programme (5 x 2 hour sessions).

To enquire about volunteering as a Co-Researcher, contact Lynne Humphries on 01606 884444 or email

“Volunteer Co-Researchers are crucial to the success of the Brightlife evaluation. The University is very excited to be able to train and support those recruited by the Brightlife team and provide them with mentoring during their time within the project – we will be sure to make the experience fun.”

Dr Paul Kingston, Brightlife Project Lead and Director at the Centre for Ageing Studies

Existing Co-Researcher volunteers can log in to the private discussion forum below.

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