Enrich Blog

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.


Research Priority Setting in Care Homes

By Victoria Shepherd, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University on Dec 19, 2016

I have had the honour of being involved in a number of studies involving those living, and working, in care homes over the past few years. This has meant seeing first-hand how challenging it can be for care homes to balance research activities alongside their, often extremely busy, role providing care for those living there. But also, how their commitment to ensuring that their residents are provided with the best possible care is woven through both these roles.