Projects started in 2015

Specialist nursing support for unpaid carers of people with dementiaNovember 2015 - July 2017

This project is evaluating a specialist support service for the carers of people with dementia.

The IRIS project: Improving Rehabilitation for People with Impaired SightSeptember 2015 - May 2018

The project examines the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of two types of community-based vision rehabilitation services funded by LAs in England.

Social, economic and health impacts of WaveLength's work with loneliness and isolationMay 2015 - August 2015

The overarching aim of the project is to understand the ways and means through which media technology contributes to reducing loneliness and social isolation among vulnerable groups. The project will seek to understand what difference the technologies provided by WaveLength have made in different domains of an individual’s life – including emotional, social and economic – contributing to their overall sense of wellbeing and ‘connectedness’.

Evaluation of Tameside Cultural Arts Pilot ProjectApril 2015 - September 2016

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council’s (TMBC) public health team is currently undertaking a pilot project around the use of cultural arts interventions to manage behaviours that challenge in people with dementia.

Disability, care and participation: secondary analysis of the Life Opportunities Survey and the 2009/10 Survey of Carers in HouseholdsMarch 2015 - August 2016

This project is reanalysing data from three national surveys of caring and of impairment and disability.

The SIgN project: self-funders and information needsFebruary 2015 - October 2016

This project will produce a short film and leaflet to help people looking for care and support as they get older.

Co-design, co-evaluation & co-learning: street triage, mental health & policingFebruary 2015 - July 2015

2013 is the European Year of Citizens. The EU funded this research to provide knowledge that will help to achieve the full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society and the economy.