Whitley Researchers


Food4families is a community food-growing project set up by World Education Berkshire RISC in 2009. Since then it has developed 20+ sites across Reading where young and old are encouraged to grow their own fresh fruit and veg. During 2018 1672 people got involved in at least one activity run by Food4families. The ‘Way to…

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Aspiration in Whitley Report

This research reflects a close partnership between the University of Reading and the Whitley Community Development Association’s (WCDA) Whitley Researchers. This study explores the aspirations of young people in the Whitley community and considers the barriers they face. It also investigates how schools, families and the wider community can better collaborate in order to help…

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You can become a Whitley Researcher too!

The Whitley Researchers are a team committed to working together in a friendly and inclusive way where everyone’s work is equally valued. Our research focuses on helping local communities and organisations understand and tackle complex issues surrounding well-being and social exclusion in South Reading. We are trained to use a range of methods from questionnaires…

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