ENRICH for Residents, Families & the Public

Research is not just for researchers. The public can be involved too. New research cannot lead to reliable findings unless the right people agree to join in.

The best interests of Care home residents are at the centre of all research in this sector. As a resident, carer, family member or as a member of the public you can help research. You can participate in a study, you can give your views or you can actively get involved in shaping future research.

Every member of the public diagnosed with a dementia should have the opportunity to participate in research, irrespective of where they live. This website is designed to help researchers and Care Homes prepare and deliver more research in care homes and increase the opportunities available for residents to become involved. This site only provides a basic amount of information for residents, family members and carers, more information can be found by following the links.

Residents, carers, family members and the public can be involved:

  • As participants voluntarily taking part in research studies.
  • As a member of the public working with research professionals and clinicians to help shape research and influence the research agenda.

A list of questions you should ask a researcher are here.

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