How to take part

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Recruitment has now ended.

Please keep checking our website as we begin to report our results.

We also still want to hear from you! We have launched Lockdown Stories, a website for everyone to share experiences of lockdown via writing, photos or artwork.

If you would like to speak to the research team to learn more please get in touch.

Are you affected by:

  • Disability or health conditions?
  • Refugee and asylum system?
  • Prison or criminal justice supervison?
  • Domestic abuse?
  • Sexual violence?

If you are over 18, live in Scotland, and you are affected by any of these issues we may be able to interview you.

We are also interested in the views of organisations that work with people affected by these issues. Staff or volunteers can complete a survey for organisations.


For most people, taking part means an interview with a researcher by phone or video call.

  • Interviews are over the phone, email or videocall
  • It will take 30-45 minutes
  • A researcher can call you to discuss this and any questions you have

Here is an information sheet, which is available in two formats. One of our research team will be able to go over this with you.

Get in touch

Contact us to arrange an interview or have someone explain more. We look forward to hearing from you!

For those affected by prison
For prisoners, a survey is planned. We are also interviewing people recently released, and people whose loved one is in prison. Please get in touch if this applies to you.

Survey for organisations

If your organisation works with people affected by the issues above we would like you to complete our survey.

  • The survey is online.
  • It will take about 30 minutes.
  • You can take it from the link below.

Privacy Notice: You can read the project’s Privacy Notice here.