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New Research Project at the University of Stirling

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 1st June 2018

Researchers at the University of Stirling are looking into the needs of homecare workers supporting people living with dementia and cancer.

A team from the University of Stirling, funded by the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office, are seeking people to participate in a new project.

Many people with dementia, supported by family carers, prefer to live at home and often rely on homecare services for support. The number of people with dementia and cancer is increasing and researchers believe that this will add to the challenges for homecare workers. As a result, they are looking to develop an information and education toolkit for homecare workers to help them support people affected by dementia and cancer.

They would like to find out more about:

  • What people with dementia and cancer and their partners or family carers need from homecare worker support? What works well for you?
  • What information and education would help homecare workers support people affected by dementia and cancer?
  • What difficulties might there be accessing information and education?

If you are affected by dementia and cancer or are a partner/carer supporting someone with dementia and cancer living at home and receiving homecare support or are a homecare support professional, the researchers at the University of Stirling would really like to hear from you.

For more information on the project, please contact Dr Nicola Cunningham, Macmillan Lecturer at the University of Stirling.

Email: n.a.cunningham@stir.ac.uk

Telephone: 01786 466356

Mobile: 07540304418

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