Social care aspects of ageing transforming care homes and care at home in Wales
This work package develops a programme of research about older people, people with dementia and carers. Research themes include:
- Integrated care provision
- Care homes
- Support for practitioners, older people and carers to engage in and with research.
Supporting life alongside caring is a Welsh Government priority for carers. Work completed in collaboration with the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales to explore ‘Rethinking Respite’ for families affected by dementia
- Thinking and practice around respite needs to change, including the terminology used. Respite sometimes carries negative connotations.
- The importance of engaging people with dementia and their carers and drawing on their knowledge and experiences to develop new models of care and support.
Further information: http://www.olderpeoplewales.com/en/Reviews/respite.aspx
- New UK Research and Practice Development Group on meaningful short breaks for carers established.
- Work package lead appointed to Welsh Government Ministerial Advisory Group on Carers.
- New Masters by Research project funded to look at ways to improve integrated working between health and social care services.
- ENRICH Cymru Network launched to support the co-creation of research relevant to the care home sector.
- Work, in collaboration with Welsh Government, exploring falls prevention in care homes to inform a pan-Wales best practice guide, sharing expertise on what works well to support residents to remain mobile and avoid falling.
- New Social Care Innovations Lab (#SCIL) to support older people, carers and practitioners to develop research ideas on issues that matter most to them.
- Scoping Review commissioned to look at the impact of short breaks on carers
Please contact Diane Seddon: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more about getting involved in our research.
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