• Helping occupational performance through engagement: A service evaluation of a programme for informal carers of people with dementia

      Hampson, C.; Smith, Sarah J. (2015-03-01)
      Statement of context: The Helping Occupational Performance through Engagement programme is a series of workshops which aim to equip informal caregivers with the skills and knowledge they require to engage a person with dementia in meaningful daily occupations. Reflection on practice: Following the initial implementation of the programme, a service evaluation was carried out to establish whether these aims were being met. The evaluation took a mixed methods approach, combining questionnaire and focus group data obtained from participants of the programme. Implications for practice: Results demonstrated that whilst in general the programme is fulfilling its aims, further evaluation is required to establish the long-term impact of the programme.