Research to inform development of a guide to online activities for people with dementia

Hicks B, Miller L | Report 498 | Institute for Employment Studies | Sep 2012

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Feedback received during the evaluation of the Get Connected grant programme indicated that while care organisations working with people with dementia had hoped to use information and communication technologies purchased with these grants to improve the quality of life of their clients, these aims had been frustrated by the lack of guidance available.

As a result of receiving this feedback the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) decided to commission the production of a guide aimed at the needs of this group of social care providers.

In February 2012, SCIE commissioned the Institute for Employment Studies to undertake research to inform development of the guide, and Sara Dunn Associates to write the guide. This report describes the research and piloting process undertaken.