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Research – older people

See also research – social care and research – social care (continued) See also research – health and research – health (continued)     Dementia-friendly walks evaluation I & II: Paths for All (2017-2018) This evaluation project explored the second year of the dementia-friendly walking project. Paths for All were keen to obtain views of people living with dementia, their carers and other walk attendees regarding their experiences of attending the walks. Approximately 100 group […]

Research – health (continued)

For research into health and co-production, see also the resources on the Involve (NIHR) website.     Optimising the impact of health services research on the organisation and delivery of health services: a study of embedded models of knowledge co-production in the NHS (January 2018-June 2020) The multi-method Embedded Research study aims to increase the influence of health services research in two main ways. First, we will develop the evidence base underpinning the nature and […]

Social entrepreneurship

Transform Ageing: A stitch in time – inside The Sewing Rooms CASE STUDY At the end of 2017 Design Council invited social entrepreneurs to respond to a series of six briefs compiled by local communities looking for innovative product and service solutions, with the simple aim of improving the experience of later life for local people in Somerset, Torbay, Devon and Cornwall. Nineteen social entrepreneurs successfully responded and received funding and support to deliver lasting […]

Community transport

Laughs, heartache and the winding road: life stories aboard a community bus in rural Wales Dial-a-Ride is a UK community transport service assisting people – largely the elderly – when ordinary public transport is either unsuitable or unavailable. In this short documentary, the UK filmmakers George Cowie and Tom Huntingford spend two weeks on a Dial-a-Ride bus as it traverses rural South Wales, engaging with the driver and passengers about their perspectives on life and […]

Research – social care

OLDER PEOPLE Developing Evidence-Enriched Practice in Health and Social Care with Older People programme (2014-2015 – ongoing) The DEEP programme is part of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded ‘A Better Life’ which ran from 2009 to 2014. This programme produced a wealth of research evidence on the factors that promote a better quality of life for older people with high support needs. Key findings were summarized in ‘Seven Challenges’. The DEEP programme built on these findings. […]

The Four Mile Rule

Jackon, L., Fielder, P., 2009. THE DEBENHAM PROJECT: The Four Mile Rule & Other Lessons. http://www.the-debenham-project.org.uk/downloads/articles/2016/4milerule.pdf A local application of co-production in relation to dementia sufferers in rural England. ______________________   A write up by Helen Sharp on the Ideas Hub: “The inception and journey of the Debenham Project is a remarkable story and one that continues to evolve as the community changes. Local volunteers have developed a range of dementia support services second to none in […]