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Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing in Rhondda Cynon Taf

The Council is working with Cardiff University, Health colleagues and Interlink RCT to apply for five years of funding to develop a Heath Determinants Research Collaborative (HDRC). This will make sure that we make the best use of research, including the views of residents, to improve the health and well-being of the people of Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Involving the public and working together to include as many people as we can is important to our proposal and the centre.

We want the community to have a say on how research can and should be used in RCT.

If successful, the partnership would hold community engagement events and include residents as Citizen Researchers, which would mean:

  • Being part of the management and advisory teams
  • Engaging in workshops to decide research priorities in RCT
  • Being part of designing research studies and taking part in research studies
  • Sharing findings through networks and community groups

 The partnership would provide you with:

  • Training and Support
  • Payment for your time and expenses, including any care related costs

You can find out more about the funding being applied for, and the arrangements to support Citizen Researchers and professionals here:

Call for proposals: NIHR Health Determinants Research Collaborations (HDRC) specification document | NIHR

Payment guidance for researchers and professionals | NIHR

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 You are welcome to communicate with us in Welsh and this will not lead to a delay.