Originally called Care and Public Health programme grants, we announced the funding for our first three 'Centres of Excellence' in June 2017. The scheme was designed to tackle some of the most urgent priorities in dementia care research and offered funding for programmes of work up to £2 million.
The three grants awarded represent a combined total of £5.6 million, to be awarded over 5 years. Our investment will build capacity and focus in key research areas to deliver real world outcomes for people affected by dementia.
Researchers were asked to make their applications relevant to at least one of four priority areas that were identified during a consultation period. These areas were:
- Post-diagnostic support
- Independence at home
- Advanced dementia
- Quality of life
The Centres that were awarded were:
- Professor Louise Robinson, University of Newcastle - The PRI-DEM project
- Professor Linda Clare, University of Exeter - The IDEAL-2 study
- Dr Claudia Cooper, University College London - The NIDUS project.