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Day Centre Research Forum

Day Centre Research Forum

DCRF is a forum for discussion and learning focused on day centre settings for different groups of adults who would like to continue to live in the community. Our primary focus is on day centres for older people, and others with care and support needs, including those arising from dementia, complex disabilities or long-term conditions, end of life support needs, and homelessness.

The Forum provides an opportunity for researchers, people working in the field and others with an interest in the area to gather and discuss quality of provision and care, and to network with each other.

This forum is part of the work of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London’s work. The NIHR funds local collaborations to support applied health research and research on implementation of health and care evidence into day-to-day practice. NIHR ARCs support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems.

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Details and slides from the January and June 2020 meetings are available on the DCRF in 2020 page.

Forum meetings

Meetings are held twice yearly, on Thursday afternoons from 2 – 4pm. Meetings are structured around two talks by invited speakers, with time for discussion after each one. Meetings are free and open to all. Certificates of attendance are available to those who request one.

We have not yet scheduled the next meeting.

Getting in touch

Mailing list: If you would like to be on the Forum mailing list to be kept up to date with details of forthcoming meetings, please contact Katharine Orellana: Katharine.orellana@kcl.ac.uk (our Privacy Notice).

Suggestions for speakers or topics to cover: We are keen to hear from people who would like to report the results of their project, service development or research. If you have a suggestion for a topic at a future meeting please contact Katharine Orellana: Katharine.orellana@kcl.ac.uk.

Dates for 2020

Thursday 30 January 2020

Thursday 25 June 2020

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