I am a freelance journalist working for Community Care, the online social work news site.
I would like to speak to people who use social care services in England and have assessed eligible needs under the Care Act 2014 for support to access facilities in their local community and/or make friends and other relationships, to discuss how well they feel these needs are being met by local authorities. I am also looking to speak to people who have experienced a cut to their care package, which has left them unable to access their local community, take part in social activities or caused them to become socially isolated.
The interviews will be used as case studies in an investigation I am working on into this type of support. You can read more about the research here:
I may be able to travel to meet people in person or alternatively I can speak on the phone. Interviewees will be given a fake name in the final article to protect their identity.
I can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org – hope to hear from you soon.