Health and social care research helps us learn about why we become ill and what we can do to stay well. It advances our knowledge so that we can find new treatments, change the way we deliver care, prevent illness and improve the environment, health and wellbeing of local populations.
We support research that benefits people who use our services and the communities we serve. We have studies for children and young people, dementia, substance misuse, eating disorders, learning disabilities and mental health.
This study is about how well social care services support people living with dementia and their family and friends, who support them. Researchers at the University of Kent are looking for carers (friends or family) of people living with dementia to help them to understand whether the two questionnaires they have developed are easy to complete and measure what they are intended to measure.
A friend or family member of someone living with dementia, who: Lives at home (not in a nursing or residential care home) , Uses at least one type of social care service (e.g. home care, day activities). Would not be able to answer a postal or online questionnaire, even with help.
You will be asked to complete an online survey. This includes questions about yourself – your health and aspects of your life in general. There are also questions about the amount and type of help you give to the person you support and also any effect it has on your own health and wellbeing. You will also be asked about any social care services you or the person use. Finally, you will also be asked about the person you support – your view of their health and aspects of their life.
If you are interested in the study or would like some more information please contact us on 01932 722247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.