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By on June 8, 2018 in Facebook

Understanding the needs of homecare workers supporting people with dementia and cancer

A team from the University of Stirling, funded by the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office, is seeking people to participate in a new project.

What is the aim of the project? Many people with dementia, supported by family carers, prefer to live at home and often rely on homecare services for support. The number of people with dementia and cancer is increasing and this will add to the challenges for homecare workers. We want to develop an information and education toolkit for homecare workers to help them support people affected by dementia and cancer.

First, we want to find out more about:

(i) What do people with dementia and cancer and their partners or family carers need from homecare worker support? What works well?

(ii) What information and education would help homecare workers support people affected by dementia and cancer?

(iii) What difficulties might there be accessing information and education?

If you are affected by dementia and cancer or are a partner/carer supporting someone with dementia and cancer living at home and receiving homecare support or are a homecare support professional, we would really like to hear from you. For more information, please contact: Dr Nicola Cunningham, Macmillan Lecturer at the University of Stirling: email: n.a.cunningham@stir.ac.uk, Tel: 01786 466356 or mobile 07540304418

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