Living alone with dementia: managing without formal support to contact and navigate services

PROJECT STATUS: Ongoing
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START DATE AND DURATION: April 2022
Summary

This project is about understanding the needs of people with dementia who live on their own and do not have someone to help them access services or act as a point of contact.

We want to find out what help they receive, how social care works for them, and how it could be improved.

We will conduct:

  • interviews with this group of people with dementia
  • an audit of services available for this group in two English regions
  • case studies in four areas to explore the support available, what works, and what does not work.
  • workshops with people with dementia and practitioners to share early findings and co-develop useful resources.

We will develop ‘sharing and learning networks’ in our two regions so that researchers, practitioners and people with dementia can learn from each other throughout the project.

Partners & Collaborators

Sheffield Hallam University (SHU)

University College London (UCL)

NIHR ARC North Thames (ARC NT)

Innovations in Dementia

Leeds City Council

NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) 

News
Lead Investigator
Jenni Brooks (SHU)
Investigating Team
Damian Murphy (Innovations in Dementia)
Tim Sanders (Leeds City Council/NHS Leeds CCG)
Mandy Willcox (SHU)
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