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‘My Nature’: A Training Toolkit for Care Home Staff

We are passionate about the natural environment and believe that nature is good for the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes.  For over 20 years, Sensory Trust has been developing a range of projects promoting sensory approaches to the natural environment in the belief that it brings social, health and wellbeing benefits.  Four years ago, we collaborated on a project to synthesise qualitative evidence (words) on how older people (including those with dementia) describe their sensory engagement with the outside world. 

Written by Noreen Orr, Research Fellow, NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC), University of Exeter, Wendy Brewin, Creative Spaces Project Manager, Sensory Trust, and Ruth Garside, Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter Medical School on Friday October 19, 2018
Category: My Research Project - Tags: carehomeresearch, nihr

Greater Manchester's biggest care home research day to date

NIHR Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester (CRN GM) held its biggest event to date to promote clinical research in care homes.

More than 20 representatives from care homes across the region attended the seminar focusing on the NIHR’s Enabling Research in Care Homes (ENRICH) programme.

Written by Clinical Research Network - Greater Manchester on Tuesday September 18, 2018
Tags: carehomeresearch, GreaterManchester

Leeds care homes to be improved through research

Two nursing homes in Leeds are to be the test bed for a new research programme aiming to improve the quality of life of nursing home residents.

The project is an innovative new partnership between Leeds Care Association and the University of Leeds, and it was showcased to the Lord Mayor of Leeds at a launch event on 06 September 2018.

Written by Lakshini Mendis on Monday September 10, 2018
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tag: carehomeresearch


Request for information: Models that support care providers being actively involved in research

In order to improve care for people living with dementia, Alzheimer’s Society is committed to funding care research, as well as supporting the translation of research into practice to help close the gap between the production and utilisation of knowledge.

Alzheimer's Society is currently scoping ideas for the launch of a funding call later this year, to explore different models for enabling enhanced care provider roles in research, in order to facilitate successful implementation.

Written by Lakshini Mendis on Monday July 30, 2018
Category: Setting up a study - Tags: alzheimers, carehomeresearch, dementia, funding