What is the study about?
This study is investigating the use of residential respite services by people with dementia and carers: their experiences, access and outcomes.
We want to find out how people arrange these short stays of respite, about their expectations and what is attained from them. We also want to explore why some people do not arrange short stays in a care home.
Who can take part?
You could be eligible to take part if you:
- Provide care and support for a relative or friend with dementia and;
- You have experienced your relative/friend having a short stay in a care home or;
- Are planning for your relative/friend to use this service for the first time or;
- You have decided not to arrange a short stay in a care home for your relative/friend.
What is involved?
The study involves answering some questions about your experiences of residential respite services. The questions will be asked in an interview with a researcher, and the length the interview will depend on what experience you have had so far. We will also ask you a few questions about your well-being and about you.
If the person with dementia that you support also wishes to participate, we would prefer to interview you both separately.
You will receive £10 as a thank you for your time.
How do I get involved?
If you would like to more information about this study, please email the Research and Development team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 01932 722247.