The CHARM Framework manual has taken off!

Back in November we made the CHARM (Care home action researcher-in-residence model) Framework manual available to download and covered it in a blog at the beginning of January. While we always believed in it, it’s great to see that it’s really taken off with around 700 downloads in such a short space of time!

Front cover of the CHARM Framework manual
The CHARM Framework manual

Getting feedback on its impact

As it’s gained some traction, we’d really love to hear what you think of it and how you’re using it in practice. If you’ve already downloaded a copy, or are about to now that you know of it, we’d appreciate you taking the time to complete a very short feedback survey to help us assess its impact. If you’re interested in being part of this, please click on this link to access the survey.

Why is this important for us?

When we conduct research, we always want to know whether it’s actually having an impact in practice. It’s all well and good us producing the manual and it being downloaded, but if it sits on someone’s computer or shelf without actually being used, it’s not really doing any good! That’s why we need to hear from you. What are you actually doing with the manual in practice? How is it making a difference to you, your residents/patients/clients, and their families? What changes have you made as a result of downloading a copy of the CHARM Framework manual? Unless we hear back from you, we won’t know, so please do get involved with the survey to let us know what you’ve been doing.

We’d also like to get in touch with some of you in the future to find out a bit more detail about how the manual is being used and what difference it’s making, so you’ll notice at the end of the survey that we ask for some contact details if you’d happy to be part of this bit. While we don’t expect everyone to be up for this, it would be great if at least some of you would be willing to get involved.

The CHARM logo

If you’re not sure what CHARM is, let alone the CHARM Framework manual, please take a look at one of our previous blogs which should hopefully help! There is also more information about CHARM in a separate section on this blog site. Don’t forget, although the manual was developed based on a research project focusing on care homes, you don’t have to work in a care home to use it. We hope it’s useful in a variety of different settings, so take a look.

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