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Caring from a distance – carers’ experiences of keeping in touch with care home residents during COVID-19 closures. (2022)
Journal Article
White, C., Wray, J., Whitfield, C., & Wolverson, E. (2022). Caring from a distance – carers’ experiences of keeping in touch with care home residents during COVID-19 closures. International Journal of Care and Caring, https://doi.org/10.1332/239788221X16666566787347

In response to COVID-19 many care homes (CHs) closed to visitors, and new ways for carers and residents to stay in touch were tried. This UK study employed an online survey to explore carer experiences of staying in touch from a distance. The researc... Read More about Caring from a distance – carers’ experiences of keeping in touch with care home residents during COVID-19 closures..

More than signposting: Findings from an evaluation of a social prescribing service (2022)
Journal Article
White, C., Bell, J., Reid, M., & Dyson, J. (2022). More than signposting: Findings from an evaluation of a social prescribing service. Health and Social Care in the Community, https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13925

This paper presents findings from an evaluation of a social prescribing service, undertaken between January 2019 and December 2020. Data was collected through interviews and focus groups with a range of groups including social prescribing managers, l... Read More about More than signposting: Findings from an evaluation of a social prescribing service.

Signs of Safety and the Paradox of Simplicity: Insights from Research with Social Work Students (2022)
Journal Article
White, C., Bell, J., & Revell, L. (in press). Signs of Safety and the Paradox of Simplicity: Insights from Research with Social Work Students. Practice: Social Work in Action, https://doi.org/10.1080/09503153.2022.2045009

Signs of Safety (SOS) is a widely adopted approach in child protection internationally. However, very little is known about the effectiveness of students’ learning and engagement with this approach. To our knowledge, this is the first study to explor... Read More about Signs of Safety and the Paradox of Simplicity: Insights from Research with Social Work Students.

The interface between primary care and care homes: General Practitioner experiences of working in care homes for older people (2022)
Journal Article
White, C., & Alton, E. (in press). The interface between primary care and care homes: General Practitioner experiences of working in care homes for older people. Health and Social Care in the Community, https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13734

Supporting residents in care homes for older people is an important, though little studied, aspect of the General Practitioner (GP) role. This study explored GPs’ experiences of working to support older people living in care homes, and the challenges... Read More about The interface between primary care and care homes: General Practitioner experiences of working in care homes for older people.

The use of a bespoke website developed for people with dementia and carers: Users’ experiences, perceptions and support needs (2021)
Journal Article
Wolverson, E., White, C., Dunn, R., Cunnah, K., Howe, D., Paulson, K., …Thorpe, J. (2022). The use of a bespoke website developed for people with dementia and carers: Users’ experiences, perceptions and support needs. Dementia, 21(1), 94-113. https://doi.org/10.1177/14713012211028495

Background: Current policy emphasises the role of digital technologies in facilitating the management of long-term conditions. While digital resources have been developed for carers, there has been little attention to their development for people wit... Read More about The use of a bespoke website developed for people with dementia and carers: Users’ experiences, perceptions and support needs.

The views of carers, people living with dementia and healthcare practitioners about the value of online information and peer support (2020)
Journal Article
White, C., Wolverson, E., Dunn, R., & Zafeiridi, E. (2020). The views of carers, people living with dementia and healthcare practitioners about the value of online information and peer support. International Journal of Care and Caring, 4(4), 549-571. https://doi.org/10.1332/239788220X15934528490504

© Policy Press 2020. This article reports on research into the development of a website (Caregiverspro-MMD) intended for carers and people living with dementia. Carers, people living with dementia and healthcare practitioners were invited to explore... Read More about The views of carers, people living with dementia and healthcare practitioners about the value of online information and peer support.

‘A fifty mile round trip to change a lightbulb’: An exploratory study of carers’ experiences of providing help, care and support to families and friends from a distance (2020)
Journal Article
White, C., Wray, J., & Whitfield, C. (2020). ‘A fifty mile round trip to change a lightbulb’: An exploratory study of carers’ experiences of providing help, care and support to families and friends from a distance. Health and Social Care in the Community, 28(5), 1632-1642. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12988

While the role of carers has been widely investigated, the experiences of those who care from a distance have been little explored, especially in the United Kingdom. However, contemporary patterns of family life suggest that this may be a significant... Read More about ‘A fifty mile round trip to change a lightbulb’: An exploratory study of carers’ experiences of providing help, care and support to families and friends from a distance.

Training people with dementia/cognitive impairment and their carers in the use of web-based supportive technologies (Innovative practice) (2019)
Journal Article
Cunnah, K., Howe, D., Thorpe, J., Dunn, R., Platt, R., White, C., …Wolverson, E. (2021). Training people with dementia/cognitive impairment and their carers in the use of web-based supportive technologies (Innovative practice). Dementia, 20(2), 796–806. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301219887592

Little is known about the training and support people with dementia and their carers need to use digital solutions. This paper shares learning from a bespoke programme that successfully trained people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and th... Read More about Training people with dementia/cognitive impairment and their carers in the use of web-based supportive technologies (Innovative practice).

The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness (2019)
Journal Article
Howe, D., Thorpe, J., Dunn, R., White, C., Cunnah, K., Platt, R., …Wolverson, E. (2019). The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness. Journal of applied gerontology, 39(12), 1303-1312. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464819885326

People living with dementia or cognitive impairment (PwD) and their carers often have unmet needs for informational and social support postdiagnosis. Web-based platforms have the potential to address these needs, although few have been developed for... Read More about The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness.

An uncertain practice: social work support for disabled people and carers moving across local authority boundaries in England (2019)
Journal Article
White, C., Marsland, D., & Manthorpe, J. (2019). An uncertain practice: social work support for disabled people and carers moving across local authority boundaries in England. International Journal of Care and Caring, 3(3), 375-391. https://doi.org/10.1332/239788219X15538567227956

© Policy Press 2019. This article reports on a study of social work practice with care recipients choosing to relocate between English local administrative units. Data were collected from interviews with 20 social work practitioners from three areas,... Read More about An uncertain practice: social work support for disabled people and carers moving across local authority boundaries in England.