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Day Centre Research Forum
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30 January 2020
Virginia Woolf Building, 22 Kingsway, London WC2B 6LE
DCRF is a forum for discussion and learning focused on day centre settings for different groups of adults who would like to continue to live in the community. Our primary focus is on day centres for older people, and others with care and support needs, including those arising from dementia, complex disabilities or long-term conditions, end of life support needs, and homelessness.

The Forum provides an opportunity for researchers, people working in the field and others with an interest in the area to gather and discuss quality of provision and care, and to network with each other.

This forum is part of the work of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London’s work. The NIHR funds local collaborations to support applied health research and research on implementation of health and care evidence into day-to-day practice. NIHR ARCs support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems.

First meeting of the Day Centre Research Forum 2pm - 4pm, Thursday 30 January 2020

Venue: Virginia Woolf Building, 22 Kingsway, London WC2B 6LE

The Impact of Day Care on Older People with Multiple Long Term Conditions - Dr Cath Lunt (University of Liverpool) Based on findings of a three-year exploratory mixed methods study, this talk will discuss findings from research assessing health and loneliness outcomes during the first 3 months of attendance at nine day care centres in North West England and North West Wales. Centres were from the statutory, independent, charitable and voluntary sector, enabling accessibility and equitable issues to be considered.

Outcomes of generalist day centres for older people: not just social inclusion and meals - Dr Katharine Orellana (King’s College London) Based on findings of a three-year study of four day centres in the South of England, this talk will share insights into the less well-known outcomes of involvement with day centres and discuss how these relate to policy.
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