The health of residents in UK care homes. How can we promote equitable outcomes?

An estimated 400,000 people aged over 65 live in care homes. They are a population with complex needs, receiving care of variable standards, often influenced by ability to pay. Yet very little is known about their health needs and how best to organise health and social care services to promote equitable outcomes in long term care. A seminar held in September 2013 brought together researchers and stakeholders to map the research agenda and identify priorities A multi-disciplinary research team is now planning a programme of work to fill some of these important gaps in research. 


Funder(s): University of York Research Priming Fund
Start Date: October 2012
Expiry Date: July 2013


Internal Staff

Public Health and Society Research in the Department of Health Sciences