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Early findings from the co-production case study with Harwich Library Memory Café

We are pleased to be sharing the early findings of a case study exploring co-production within the Harwich Library Memory Café for people living with dementia, their carers and families. The research took place between June and December 2023, with participants becoming the co-researchers, including Essex County Council’s Adult Social Care and Libraries,  Age Well East, Carers and Volunteers. Together, we have produced a preliminary paper to show the background of the study, a visual presentation of the findings with a short description, and a summary of key learning points. This study will form part of a wider PhD at the University of Suffolk, through the Integrated Care Academy, with the full thesis write-up due to be completed in September 2024. View this document here

The Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Academy and Adult Social Care would like to give very special thanks to all the co-researchers, giving up their time and space over six months, to shape the research aims, questions, methods, findings and outcomes, generating beneficial insight and learning around co-production in our work. The study forms a PhD at the University of Suffolk, through the Integrated Care Academy, with the full write-up available in the thesis due to be completed later this year.

There is also the opportunity to get involved to give your expert opinion to shape a toolkit and recommendations from the PhD’s findings to support Integrated Care Systems to embed co-production. To register your interest, please complete this short form:

For any queries or a discussion – please contact me by email: [email protected] or telephone: 07729 826502.

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