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Poplar HARCA resident study – £60 voucher

Poplar HARCA is looking for 30 residents who are on a low income band to take part in an exciting pilot study.  Residents who are unemployed or earning up to £50,000 can sign up to study and will be given up to £60 worth of shopping vouchers for their time.

What is the study?

Please note, this study is for Poplar HARCA tenants and leaseholders only.
The study will look at whether the high cost of living, and day-to-day financial stress, affects people’s memory and concentration and their ability to make decisions to avoid a cycle a poverty.

We are conducting this research in partnership with The Behavioural Insights Team(BIT). BIT is a social purpose company based in London that supports organisations to make services easier for people to use.

Thestudy is designed to help us improve our services to families in our community and help understand the wider impacts of poverty.

What will the study require residents to do?
The study will take place from April to June. During the study, our officers will visit the residents three times over a three-month period (once per month). At each visit, we will ask residents to complete a few quick and fun brain training gameson an iPad and complete a short survey on their financial, health and employment experiences.

Each of the three visits could last up to one hour, and after completing the games and survey, residents will receive a shopping voucher worth £20 (for a total of £60 for three visits).

Important information
The answers are very important to us and the participation in the study is entirely voluntary. Poplar HARCA will never give BIT any information about the resident’s name, address or other personal details. All personal information residents will share will be anonymised. The information will be stored securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and deleted after the end of the study. The anonymised information will form part of a research paper which is pencilled to be completed in September 2019.

How can Poplar HARCA residents sign up?
Residents can find out more information or sign up by emailing: Nazmul.Ahmed@poplarharca.co.uk

Or contact the research lead at BIT – Kevonte Mitchell (kevonte.mitchell@bi.team).