Enhancing person-centredness in the community support of older people - the EPIC study

The project is developing a situational judgement test to assess the person-centredness of domiciliary care workers. 

Research Team

External collaborator

Related links

Publications and presentations from the project are available from the York Research Database.

The research sits within our Evaluation: service models research theme. 

Read about our research themes

For more information contact Mark Wilberforce

Project summary

Background and study aims

Person-centredness is at the heart of the experience for service users of home care. Person-centredness is all about getting to know service users as individuals; building caring relationships; and tailoring support to people's preferences. Some people are more able to do this than others and these are the people we want to be care workers. Judging whether someone has the right values and attitudes for person-centredness care is difficult. Without a tool to help, agencies recruiting care workers may look at the wrong things. We are aiming to develop a tool to help, called a 'situational judgement test'. This works by presenting real life dilemmas and asking participants to choose what they consider to be the most appropriate action. We expect this tool would be used to recruit new care workers, or to train new staff. 

Getting involved

If you are interested in finding out more; please complete the form below and a member of the research team will get back to you. 

EPIC study form

Additional information

Related links

Publications and presentations from the project are available from the York Research Database.

The research sits within our Evaluation: service models research theme. 

Read about our research themes

For more information contact Mark Wilberforce