Care home research

An introduction for care home staff
Published on 17 May 2022

A resource for care home staff – domestic, care, ancillary, administration, catering and estates teams – to develop their understanding of what is involved in research in care homes.

It will provide staff with an overview of what research is and how it could benefit them and the residents they care for.

The guide includes prompts and quotes from those involved in care home research, to encourage reflection and to help put key concepts in context.

It was commissioned by Iriss and written by Maria Drummond, Senior Clinical Studies Officer with ENRICH Scotland. It follows Enabling Research in Care Homes, a workshop held in September 2021, hosted by Iriss and ENRICH Scotland.