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DCRF in 2020

Day Care Research Forum meetings in 2020

25 June 2020 

Social Enterprise in Adult Day Care: Marketing and Sustainability - Madeline Powell (University of York) 

Through her research on exploring marketing in social enterprise and how this can contribute to financial sustainability, Madeline has identified four key routes to sustainability through marketing. She presented key ways in which adult day care providers can use marketing effectively and how it can enable them to manage both their social and economic bottom lines effectively. Her model of marketing was specifically developed for social enterprises delivering day care. It focuses on relationship management of multiple stakeholders which are an effective route to organisational sustainability.

The meaning and measurement of person-centred care: Using the Person-Centred Community Care Inventory (PERCCI) to evaluate the quality of care experiences - Mark Wilberforce (University of York) 

Social care providers are expected to deliver care congruent with person-centred principles, but what exactly is person-centred care, and how can we demonstrate if care is meeting what older people prioritise? The PERCCI is a short, freely available 12-question tool that enables providers to gauge the quality of the care experience. Mark shared how older people co-produced the PERCCI, how its rigour was tested and how it can be used by front-line community services to monitor quality and identify potential problems.

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30 January 2020

The Impact of Day Care on Older People with Multiple Long Term ConditionsDr Cath Lunt (University of Liverpool) 

Drawing on findings of a three-year exploratory mixed methods study, Dr Lunt discussed 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 shared insights into the less well-known outcomes of involvement with day centres and discussed how these relate to policy.

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