Design to care

Design to care

People sat at a table filling in forms

2017 - 2019

Through adopting a co-design approach, we aim to give marginalised groups a voice in how we shape future palliative care. With the ever increasing pressures, a paradigm shift is needed to rethink how we deliver future health and care services. No single discipline can address this big challenge alone. The Design to Care programme brings an exciting, diverse mix of specialists to re-imagine end of life care.

The programme will run in three phases:

  • Scoping and designing the framework – led by researchers at Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Cambridge who will work with people with experience of using or delivering services for those with end of life care needs, including patients, carers and health and social care professionals.
  • Pilot and evaluation – the framework will be piloted in different areas of the UK to test it for feasibility, effectiveness and affordability. An independent evaluation will be carried out to make improvements where needed and increase the potential for the framework to work anywhere in the UK.
  • Research and rollout – we'll share the new framework of care we have developed and learnings from our research with policymakers, the NHS and other health and social care providers so that it can be adopted and rolled out across the UK.

For more on this project please see the C3RI impact blog

Partner - Cambridge University
Funded by Marie Curie

Researchers involved

Professor Paul Chamberlain - Co-Director C3RI, Head of Art & Design Research Centre, Director of Lab4Living and Director of Design Futures
Dr Claire Craig - Co-Director, Lab4Living, Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy
Helen Fisher - Research Associate

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