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 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.
You could be eligible to take part if you:
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.
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.