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Silver Programme Research

Researching the Silver Programme.

Starting in 2010, a team of Silver Ambassadors came together to initiate research into the reasons for the success of the Silver Programme at Sage Gateshead. The research was undertaken in collaboration with the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) at Newcastle University, and funded from the Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy (SiDE) project.

The aim of the research was two-fold: to understand the reasons for the success of the Programme; and to explore the perceived benefits of the Programme from the perspective of its participants. We undertook a small number of focus groups and interviews with participants of the programme, across the range of activities on offer within the Programme.The research was completed in 2013 and the report of the findings was produced during 2014.

The Summary Report is available to download here. Or, you can read the e-brochure here.

The Full Report is available to download here.

Authors: Angela Abbott, Liz Corry, Wendy Holland, Wendy Linsley, Ruth Milne, Sandi Rickerby and Susan Tideswell, with contributions from Leona Naylor.

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