SUNRISE Associated Projects
PIPERS for SUNRISE Report
Please click here to download the Imaginative Mobility booklet
This research project emerged from an AHRC Connected Communities workshop ‘Addressing the Challenges
of Disconnection, Division and Exclusion’. Members of the project team - the consortium - work with diverse
groups, some of whom are disconnected from their neighbourhoods because of discrimination (on the basis
of age, gender, sexuality, ‘race’ and ethnicity or religion), lack material resources to fully participate because
they are living in disadvantaged areas or in poverty, are physically unable to connect to communities because
of physical abilities or disabling aspects of society, or are remote from a place which they desire to be. The
consortium found common ground through the concept of Imaginative Mobility.
CADR was involved in carrying out research with Care and Repair Cymru, using social network analysis to explore how Care and Repair Cymru Agency Caseworkers are facilitating independent living for older people. Read the executive summary of the findings report.
Listen to an interview about the findings of the project between Neil Williams, Head of Agency Support and Development at Care and Repair Cymru, and CADR's Dr Sarah Hillcoat- Nallétamby
Dementia & Imagination - Looking at how art can make a difference for people with dementia living at home, being assessed by the NHS and living in care homes - and in three different parts of the UK.
The ENRICH Cymru network is co-hosted by the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research, and the Wales School for Social Care Research here at Swansea University. The aim of ENRICH Cymru is to improve the lives of residents and staff in Care Homes across Wales by developing and facilitating a network of ‘research ready’ Care Homes. The network will promote the exchange of research ideas and knowledge, and foster the co-creation of research relevant to the current issues in the Care Home sector. Care Homes and Researchers across Wales will be invited to join the network to provide more opportunities for new and innovative research projects to be carried out. Please click here for further information
Health Wise Wales is a national flagship initiative, funded by the Welsh Government, aiming to recruit 260,000 (10% of the adult population) people over the age of 16 either living in Wales or accessing healthcare in Wales, to take part in the design, conduct and analysis of health and social care research.
Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face today. The number of people with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and other types of dementia, is set to double over the next 30 years.
Research offers hope. It is only through research that we can understand what causes the disease, develop effective treatments, improve care and hopefully one day find a cure.
My Home Life is a UK-wide initiative that promotes quality of life and delivers positive change in care homes for older people.
My Home Life Cymru has produced a Guide to Falls Prevention. Read it here.
#SCIL is a connecting hub of people from diverse backgrounds, working together because of their shared interest in creating transformative environments, developing collaborations and stimulating innovation to make a positive difference for people connected to social care #SCIL is co-hosted by the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) and the Wales School for Social Care Research (WSSCR), who work together to provide essential research infrastructure support, develop critical research strengths and collaborations and promote the better integration of research, policy and practice.
The School benefits social care practitioners and the social care sector in assisting them in taking forward their research and evidence-based practice aspirations, and benefits research providers in supporting them to engage with the social care sector in the delivery of research that makes a sustained and tangible difference. The School’s activities inform improvements in the delivery of quality social care for children, young people and adults as outlined in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 with its focus on well-being, people, prevention, and integration.