Call for participants: New dementia study to explore impact of COVID-19 social services cuts

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The University of Liverpool is leading a new national COVID-19 study to explore the effects of social service closures on the lives of older people, people with dementia and unpaid carers.

These closures might include social clubs you usually attend, groups, peer support events and meetings as well as social care services such as day care, respite or home care.

Liverpool is leading this new national study, and some of this research will help us consider how we can adapt our House of Memories dementia awareness programme.

Dr Clarissa Giebel, Postdoctoral Research Associate from the University of Liverpool’s NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast team is leading this first-ever dementia social care study funded by COVID-19 Strategic Research Fund, which is looking for participants.

If you are caring for a loved one who is living with dementia (who either lives at home or in a care home), or if you live with dementia by yourself without a family member, then we would like to hear from you.

This two-part study is open to people living with dementia, and unpaid carers. You can choose to complete part one or part two, or both parts of the study.

Part one 

The first part of the study is already underway and closes soon on 30 April and consists of a 45 minute telephone interview. If you would like to take part, please contact Dr Clarissa Giebel via email clarissa.giebel@liverpool.ac.uk or call 0151 794 9966.

Part two 

The second part of the study is also now open for completion until 15 May, with two options to take part:

  1. Please complete the online survey by clicking here.
  2. Or contact Clarissa via email clarissa.giebel@liverpool.ac.uk or call 0151 794 9966 to confirm you would like to complete the online survey by telephone.

If you would like to know more about the dementia study, please see news about the study here.

Thank you for considering taking part. It will really help us and other support organisations to understand how we can support you through this challenging time.

 

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