Two papers have been submitted for publication and we are awaiting feedback from the journals.
The outcomes of this project are shared on an ongoing basis with a UK wide collaborative working to improving quality of life in care homes.
The outputs from the project have been disseminated at a conference at the Magee campus of Ulster University on 10th September 2015. Care home residents, relatives and staff were actively involved in the conference presentations.
Outside Northern Ireland, the outputs have been shared with delegates at the UK Journal of Dementia Care Congress conference which was held in Telford in 2015. Two of the participating managers were invited and funded by the Henry Smith Charity to speak at a conference in London to disseminate their work on community engagement with the care home sector.
The project was also presented at the Northern Ireland Social Care Council on 7th March 2016.
Dr Assumpta Ryan, Project Lead and Reader, School of Nursing and Institute of Nursing and Health Research and Professor Tanya McCance, Professor of Nursing and Head of the Person-centred Practice Research Centre, Ulster University. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
Sarah Penney, Research Fellow & Project Manager, Kate Maguire, RQIA Senior Improvement Lead and Dr Assumpta Ryan, Project Lead and Reader, School of Nursing and Institute of Nursing and Health Research. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)
BSG Event 2015
At the invitation of the organisers, the project was presented to the British Gerontology Society (NI) at its meeting on 27th October 2015 and to a team of RQIA inspectors as part of a training programme on 3rd December 2015.
Sarah Penney presents at the British Society of Gerontology Northern Ireland - 'My Home Life' - Improving the quality of life in care homes in Northern Ireland.