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Taking a break. Use of residential respite by people with dementia and carers: access, experience, outcomes (UK)

Project statusComplete
Contact Laura Cole
Institution web pagehttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/laura-cole
Host institution NIHR Policy Research Unit on Health and Social Care Workforce, The Policy Institute, King’s College London
Team members Kritika Samsi, Jill Manthorpe, Laura Cole and Katharine Orellana
Funding information (if funded) Alzheimer’s Society (Grant ref 458)
Project Summary

This 2-year study (ending 31 Jan 2021) is investigating the use of ‘residential respite’ services (e.g. a short stay in a care home) which provide a break for both people with dementia and their carers.

Qualitative interviews are being undertaken with people with dementia and carers covering the use, take up and experiences of residential respite, including possible barriers to uptake, or the views of those who have chosen not to use residential respite even if available and affordable. Since the study was originally approved, further questions in relation to the context of Covid-19 have been added. We are asking interviewees about views on whether residential respite will be offered and acceptable in the future and what these may look like, as well as any alternative plans they have made for future lockdowns or local outbreaks. We are also seeking the views of Stakeholders regarding changes to residential respite provision within the context of Covid-19. For more information, see https://www.kcl.ac.uk/scwru/res/capacity/respite

Outputs / Expected Outputs

2021

Project website https://www.kcl.ac.uk/scwru/res/capacity/respite https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/projects/taking-a-break-use-of-residential-respite-by-people-with-dementia-and-carers-experiences-access-outcomes(1916b831-03d7-4a0a-be5c-6bf52b941b04).html

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Taking a break. Use of residential respite by people with dementia and carers: access, experience, outcomes (UK)