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Author

Kara Mackenzie

Published

27th April 2021

Category
Funding
Healthy Ageing

NIHR - Improving independence among older people or diabled people

Impact on health/health inequalities of population-level interventions aimed at improving the independence of older or disabled people.

Closing Date:  12th August 2021

Research question: What is the impact on health/health inequalities of population-level interventions aimed at improving the independence of older or disabled people?

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Community based interventions or programmes of interventions that are designed to support independence in the populations of interest
  • Interventions relating to the build environment e.g. the ability to remain at home in clean, warm, affordable accommodation
  • Interventions that promote mental wellbeing
  • The digital environment (although this call specifically excludes telemedicine/virtual consultations)
  • Transport systems
  • Age-friendly and retirement communities
  • Interventions that help people remain socially engaged, continue with activities that give life meaning, contribute to family or community, feel safe, maintain choice, control, personal appearance and dignity, be free from discrimination, not feel burdensome to their families, and continuing in the role as a care giver.

This research is not for research into investigations that operate at the level of the individual.

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