Enrich Blog

How to make friends and influence people…in care homes.

By Victoria Simmons, Research Assistant, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust on May 31, 2017

Upon your arrival at a care home the last thing you want to see as a researcher is the care staff cowering away in the kitchen and the face drop of a visiting relative.


categories: Delivering Care Home Research - tags: epic, oxford, dcm, interview, research, environment, victoria, simmons, dementia, care, mapping, approach

Understanding older people’s experiences of living with sight loss in care homes

By Pamela Lacy, Research & Dissemination Manager, Thomas Pocklington Trust on Apr 28, 2017

There is a growing body of research into the issues of sight loss in older age. However, little focuses explicitly on the perspectives of older people living in residential care.  


categories: My Research Project - tags: Pamela, Lacy, Pocklington, eye, care, sight

Sustaining research involvement until the end of the project – response rates and retention

By Danni Collingridge Moore, Senior Research Associate, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University on Mar 30, 2017

It easy to think at the beginning of a study that once care homes have been recruited, the rest of the study will be plain sailing.... think again!


categories: Delivering Care Home Research, Dementia, My Research Project - tags: pace, lancaster, danni, retention, recruitment, Collingridge, Moore

Interviewing people with dementia: Practical tips

By Dr Catherine Quinn, Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter on Feb 28, 2017

When developing a research study there is lots of information on how to design a study; however, there is less guidance available on how to go about collecting the data and working with participants. This is something I reflected upon whilst developing the training for researchers working on the IDEAL study (Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life; www.IDEALproject.org.uk).


ENRICH support for research

By Adam Smith, Programme Manager, Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research on Jan 31, 2017

The ENRICH initiative has been running for several years, the overall aim has been to improve the support provided to researchers wishing to work with care homes, improve care homes access, influence and involvement in research and address issues with care home residents being underrepresented in research and in clinical trials.