Study into the experiences of those from an ethnic background who served

The University of Chester wants to hear from veterans from any background for research it is conducting into the lived experience of those who are of minority ethnicity but have served with the British Armed Forces.

The University of Chester wants to hear from veterans from any background for research it is conducting into the lived experience of those who are of minority ethnicity but have served with the British Armed Forces.

The study, being conducted by its Westminster Centre for Research in Veterans, aims to gain an understanding of the positives and the challenges that they and their families have faced.

The study is called ‘Understanding the impact of serving within the UK Armed Forces for the Indian sub-continent and West Indian veteran and their families’.

It will use questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups to understand the motivators behind why black and Asian communities choose to join the British Armed Forces, remain and their reasons for leaving.

It will help those working with these communities to gain understanding and awareness of the health and social issues experienced by such communities in the Armed Forces and help shape policy in health, local authorities, the MOD and charities.

A short online questionnaire is on https://survey.questionstar.com/688d0487

For more details email: veterans@chester.ac.uk or click here.