#FaithinPartnership Week

11th – 15th September 2023

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Sheffield Hallam University Research: Living Alone with Dementia

Sheffield Hallam University, along with UCL, Innovations in Dementia and NHS Leeds CCG are working on a research project, Living Alone with Dementia: Managing without informal support to contact and navigate services.

Are you living alone with no informal support?

The project is about understanding the needs of people with dementia who live on their own and do not have someone to help them access services or act as a point of contact. The team want to find out what help they receive and where from, how social care works for them, and how it could be improved.

They are looking for people with dementia:

  • who live on their own (including supported accommodation but not in residential care)


  • do not have a family member or friend acting as a point of contact and helping them to access services.

What will happen if I take part in the study?

  • You will take part in either an individual interview with one of our researchers or an informal chat with 2 or 3 other people with similar experiences. This will be at a time that suits you and in a place you feel comfortable. The interview will take about 45-60 minutes.
  • As a thank you for taking part we will offer you a £20 gift card.
  • The team are working with Innovations in Dementia throughout this project to ensure a dementia friendly experience. You are welcome to have someone with you to support you throughout the interview.

The researchers are looking to talk to 30 people with dementia who live on their own. If you would like to take part or would like further information, please contact the researchers on: