Getting involved in research

There is a range of activities that care home residents, families, carers and members of the public are able to get involved in, with opportunity to choose what interests them.

Written by on Monday April 6, 2015
Section: Residents, Family and Public



Questions to ask researchers

When considering getting involved in research it is important to find out as much as possible about the study, and those conducting it. This section of the toolkit provides care homes with guidance on the questions to ask to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Written by on Sunday April 5, 2015
Section: Care Home Staff


Protecting residents

Almost all research projects must gain ethics committee approval and meet the legal requirements outlined in the Mental Capacity Act to ensure they protect residents and staff. This is in addition to other criteria applied by the funding body to ensure the research is appropriate and necessary. These processes are designed to protect the dignity, rights, safety and wellbeing of care home residents and those participating in research.

Written by on Sunday April 5, 2015
Section: Care Home Staff