Dunhill Medical Trust announces recipients of grant funding for adaptations research

Dunhill Medical Trust has announced the recipients of grant funding for its Catch-22 project, which is being run in conjunction with Care & Repair England.

Announcing the need for research into how funding cuts have affected home adaptations and repair services Care & Repair England said: 

A lack of investment in high quality academic research into the housing, health and ageing connections… could put practical housing services at risk. Those most at risk include the very services that older people say they value so highly – help with home adaptations and practical housing repair services.

A fund of £200,000 was made available to researchers and following the announcement of the fund in November over 40 applications were received by Dunhill Medical Trust.

The two succesful research teams were:

  • Northumbria University, led by Dr Philip Whitehead. 
  • A partnership of the Universities of Leeds and Swansea, led by Dr Silviya Nikolova, University of Leeds.  

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