EVOLVING COMMUNITIES RESEARCH INFORMS NEW CARE HOME STRATEGY
Gloucestershire County Council plans to develop alternative care options for people to remain in their own homes and communities for longer
Our vision is for everyone to have a voice in influencing positive change in their health and care.
Evolving Communities provides a professional consultancy service specialising in research, evaluation and public engagement. We help local people and organisations shape the way health and care services are run in their communities. We are an independent community interest company which also supports the work of several Healthwatch organisations in the South West
“It was a pleasure working with the team at Evolving Communities.”
Dan Harbour, Managing Director at Beacon Continuing Healthcare
“Evolving Communities involved residents in exploring local views on the barriers and enablers to eating well in Podsmead. We were really impressed with the robust and inclusive approach to this research and with the quality and accessibility of the final report.”
Sue Weaver, Lead Commissioner (Health Improvement) Gloucestershire County Council
Could you help us with our research?
Evolving Communities leads a small volunteer user advisory group at Dorothy House Hospice Care. Part of the group’s role is to find out the views of people who use or have used Dorothy House’s services, or who have experience of illness or loss. We talk to people about a range of topics and the responses are fed back anonymously to Dorothy House to help shape future service development. We would like to find out if some of the training courses they offer to professionals would be of interest to a wider audience, and to this end we are looking for people who would be happy to answer a short questionnaire.
“When we decided to set up a User Advisory Group, we approached Evolving Communities because of their expertise in bringing independent scrutiny to health and social care services.”
Stephen Dale, Head of Community Partnerships, Dorothy House Hospice Care