Social inclusion for health and wellbeing in later life

Social inclusion for health and wellbeing in later life (Psycho): Cognitive processes (thinking) that influence the way experiences are interpreted and

(Social): The cultural, social and community systems[1] of interacting people(s) with different levels of access, privilege and power.

Forging a shared mission to deliver an interdisciplinary understanding of ageing and dementia, enhancing current knowledge on: Social and cultural inclusion/exclusion, social relations, work, kin and non-kin carers, public and private services (e.g. prudent health and social care), resilience and socio-emotional processes (e.g. coping) and by linking with other work packages e.g. Dementia and continence issues for kin/non-kin carers, Brain function (e.g. visual attention) and the influence on social relations, resilience and rare dementias and rare dementia and care needs.

CADR’s research will focus on enabling social inclusion:  being able to live, work and access social environments that (are perceived to) support and maintain intrinsic capacity and functional ability and is key to Healthy Ageing.

R&D activities will attract substantive funding for research to improve lives in Wales and beyond.

CADR will generate new knowledge by:

  • Increasing the number of high quality research studies led by researchers in Wales through collaborations between the public, practitioners and researchers
  • Supporting new ECRs in new research grants studentships towards a career as independent researchers
  • Developing new relationships/enhance current relationships with international colleagues to enable competitive R&D
  • Working with the public, practice and other researchers (especially WP4) to enable events and products that make a difference
  • Enhancing the implementation of research into policy and/or practice
  • Gaining new knowledge reaching international, policy and practice audiences
  • Creating impact case studies for next REF beyond 2021 and showcase CADR research