Improving health and social care
Why this research:
We have participated in a series of meetings with public health and social care practitioners, providers and members of the public to identify local research priorities.
Subsequent discussions with public health and social care directorates (Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire) and with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust have led to shared research goals (see workstreams below) regarding community health and social care across the Thames Valley.
Workstreams in this research area:
Supporting carers of individuals with cognitive impairments or dementia
A family safe-guarding model to protect vulnerable children
Care and support planning for long term conditions.
Dance to Health: a falls prevention dance programme for older people
Outcomes-based service development
Building more capacity for social care research in the region.