Evaluation of the Good Life Festival: a model for co-produced dementia events

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623279
Title:
Evaluation of the Good Life Festival: a model for co-produced dementia events
Authors:
Luxmoore, Beth; Marrett, Claire; Calvert, Lesley; Calvert, Sam; Foy, Pat; Smith, Emma; Collier, Elizabeth
Abstract:
This article presents an evaluation of the Good Life Festival, an event co-produced by people living with dementia, Salford University Dementia Institute, Alzheimer’s Society Salford and Salford Adventures. Co-production was a new way of working and was important because people living with dementia said they would like an event organised ‘for people with dementia by people with dementia’. A dementia-friendly evaluation form was circulated at the event. Of the 80 people who attended, 35 completed the evaluation form, all of whom said they enjoyed the event. Of these, 32 (91%) had learned something new and 27 (77%) left feeling more positive about living with dementia. Event attendees and organisers also provided qualitative feedback. Recommendations based on what we learned from planning and running the event are provided, which include having a media strategy in place and to send a follow-up letter to remind people about the information about resources/services advertised on the day.
Affiliation:
Salford University
Citation:
Luxmoore, B., Marrett, C.L., Calvert, L., Calvert, S., Foy, P., Smith, E. and Collier, E.H., (2017). Evaluation of the Good Life Festival: a model for co-produced dementia events. Mental Health Practice, 21(6), pp. 26-31.
Publisher:
RCNi
Journal:
Mental Health Practice
Issue Date:
5-Mar-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623279
DOI:
10.7748/mhp.2018.e1275
Additional Links:
https://journals.rcni.com/doi/10.7748/mhp.2018.e1275
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1465-8720; 2047-895X
Sponsors:
n/a
Appears in Collections:
School of Nursing and Professional Practice

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dc.contributor.authorLuxmoore, Bethen
dc.contributor.authorMarrett, Claireen
dc.contributor.authorCalvert, Lesleyen
dc.contributor.authorCalvert, Samen
dc.contributor.authorFoy, Paten
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Emmaen
dc.contributor.authorCollier, Elizabethen
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-10T16:38:12Z-
dc.date.available2019-01-10T16:38:12Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-05-
dc.identifier.citationLuxmoore, B., Marrett, C.L., Calvert, L., Calvert, S., Foy, P., Smith, E. and Collier, E.H., (2017). Evaluation of the Good Life Festival: a model for co-produced dementia events. Mental Health Practice, 21(6), pp. 26-31.en
dc.identifier.issn1465-8720-
dc.identifier.issn2047-895X-
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/mhp.2018.e1275-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623279-
dc.description.abstractThis article presents an evaluation of the Good Life Festival, an event co-produced by people living with dementia, Salford University Dementia Institute, Alzheimer’s Society Salford and Salford Adventures. Co-production was a new way of working and was important because people living with dementia said they would like an event organised ‘for people with dementia by people with dementia’. A dementia-friendly evaluation form was circulated at the event. Of the 80 people who attended, 35 completed the evaluation form, all of whom said they enjoyed the event. Of these, 32 (91%) had learned something new and 27 (77%) left feeling more positive about living with dementia. Event attendees and organisers also provided qualitative feedback. Recommendations based on what we learned from planning and running the event are provided, which include having a media strategy in place and to send a follow-up letter to remind people about the information about resources/services advertised on the day.en
dc.description.sponsorshipn/aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRCNien
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.rcni.com/doi/10.7748/mhp.2018.e1275en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Mental Health Practiceen
dc.subjectDementiaen
dc.subjectCo-productionen
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.titleEvaluation of the Good Life Festival: a model for co-produced dementia eventsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSalford Universityen
dc.identifier.journalMental Health Practiceen
dc.dateAccepted2017-09-28-
dc.dateAccepted2017-09-28-
dc.dateAccepted2017-09-28-
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