Advice and guidance for researchers, research staff, and local research networks on how to prepare and carry out studies in a care home.
Find out what it means to support research in a care home, and what the benefits are for you in participating in research studies.
Learn about the role residents, family members and friends can play in supporting high-quality research.
"By 2020 we would wish to see, more research being conducted in, and disseminated through, care homes, and a majority of care homes signed up to the NIHR ENRICH 'Research Ready Care Home Network'."
David Cameron, announced in 2015's Prime Minister's challenge on dementia 2020
The Dementia Care Mapping (DCM™) Enhancing Person-centred care in Care Homes (EPIC) clinical trial aimed to understand whether DCM™ reduced behaviours that are often associated with agitation for people living with dementia in care homes.
In order to fully understand the experiences of people living in care homes, a Lay Advisory Group was set up to advise the research team. This included people with first-hand experience of dementia, such as someone living with dementia, a relative of someone living with dementia, or someone working in the care sector.