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

Luxmoore, B, Marrett, CL, Calvert, L, Calvert, S, Foy, P, Smith, E and Collier, EH 2017, 'Evaluation of the Good Life Festival : a model for co-produced dementia events' , Mental Health Practice . (In Press)

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Abstract

The article presents an evaluation of The Good Life Festival, a co-produced event between people living with dementia, Salford University Dementia Institute, Alzheimer’s Society, Salford and Salford Adventures. This was a new way of working but important because people living with dementia said they thought there should be an event organised ‘for people with dementia by people with dementia’. A dementia friendly evaluation form was circulated asking: did you enjoy the event, did you learn something new, and do you feel more positive about living with dementia following the event. Thirty five of the eighty people who attended completed the evaluation form all of whom said they enjoyed it. 32 (91%) learned something new, and 27 (77%) left feeling more positive about living with dementia. Qualitative feedback is also included in this article including planning group reflections. Recommendations based on what we learned from planning and running the event are provided which includes having a media strategy in place and to send a follow up letter to remind people of information about resources/services advertised on the day

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Mental Health Practice
Publisher: RCNi
ISSN: 1465-8720
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Depositing User: Dr Elizabeth Collier
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 10:03
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 14:59
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43901

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