Influencing policy and operations: outcomes from the ECHO research project

This is the second of two videos on the collaborative venture between the Housing LIN and researchers from the universities of Bristol, Worcester and Kent called The Echo Project.

Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Social Care Research (SSCR), the project was a two-year study started in October 2015 with the main aim of exploring how care is negotiated and provided in extra care housing schemes for older people.

This film looks into the ECHO project’s more professional approach, documenting the findings of dialogue between commissioners and managers from ECH schemes.

It broadcasts how the researchers were able to identify the delivery of extra care services within these schemes, in a bid to explore the ways in which these findings could be used to influence policy and practice.

They could also be used to decipher how the outcomes from the project might form the basis of future research.