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Home Care Research Forum

23/02/2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Home Care Research Forum provides an opportunity for researchers, people working in the field and others with an interest in homecare to gather and discuss current exciting research and to network with each other.

This is the first Forum of 2022. We welcome presentations from Pat Brown, a PhD student at UCL and Dementia UK Admiral Nurse (Talk 1), and Dr Gareth O’Rourke and Professor Bryony Beresford from the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York (Talk 2).

*This event is free to attend and will take place virtually, via Zoom from 2-4pm (UK) on Wednesday 23rd February 2022.

Speakers & talks

Speaker 1: Pat Brown – UCL PhD student & Dementia UK Admiral Nurse

Title: How are care plans used in homecare when working with people with dementia and their families?

Many people living with dementia choose to remain in their own homes, supported by homecare workers. The care that homecare workers provide is agreed and documented in a care plan, but no previous study has explored how the home care that is delivered in practice corresponds to the documented plan. Pat Brown (UCL PhD student) will describe her recent analysis that compared 100 hours of observed care by home care workers, delivered to 17 people living with dementia, with the client’s respective care plan.

Speaker 2: Dr Gareth O’Rourke & Professor Bryony Beresford – Social Policy Research Unit, University of York

Title: Research priorities in homecare for older people: A multi-stakeholder consultation

Homecare is an essential element of the health and social care system in the UK but is relatively under researched compared to health care. There is a critical need to improve the evidence base for homecare and an important first step towards doing so is to consult relevant stakeholder groups about what they think are the research priorities. Dr Gareth O’Rourke and Professor Bryony Beresford of the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York will describe the methods used in their recently completed multi-stakeholder consultation exercise and present the outcomes in the form of a prioritised list of topic areas.




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