The CHARM Framework: A step-by-step guide for care homes to conduct their own research projects

One of the main outputs from the CHARM (Care home action researcher-in-residence model) projects is a FREE interactive, downloadable step-by-step manual for conducting research in care homes. The CHARM Framework manual was created by Faith Frost, Dr Isabelle Latham and Professor Tracey Williamson.

The cover of the CHARM manual

The manual has been developed using the tools and experience gained from working with four care homes during the CHARM project and has been designed to be accessible for both new and experienced researchers! You can find out more about the CHARM project here.

The manual consists of:

  1. A step-by-step process to conduct research in care homes
  2. Downloadable supporting worksheets
  3. Useful hints and tips
  4. Links to films and websites
  5. Real examples of research outputs, such as posters and leaflets

It is hoped that the manual will help to support care home communities to independently conduct their own research studies to help address issues, challenges or ideas and create informed change in the home.

The manual can also be applied to other settings, including hospitals, hospices, educational settings and other business environments. We also think it may be really helpful for any students who are writing their dissertation.

You can download a copy of the manual, plus the supporting worksheets, here.

If you would like to know more about the CHARM manual, please contact Faith Frost

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