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Hear Me Now Evaluation with University of Manchester

In 2021, Maldaba are collaborating with the National Institute for Health Research Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (NIHR GM PSTRC) to investigate the potential usefulness of Hear Me Now for people who have mild cognitive and communication impairment(s).

People with cognitive impairments have found Hear Me Now to be helpful.  These include people living with:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Neurodiversity

In fact, anyone who has a condition that impacts on their cognitive and/or communication ability is likely to face the types of challenges that Hear Me Now can assist in managing.  When people struggle to communicate their needs, preferences and wishes with others, this can have adverse effects on quality of life, and the quality/safety of healthcare they receive, and ultimately their health outcomes.

The evaluation project with the NIHR GM PSTRC aims to explore whether Hear Me Now has the potential to improve communication between individuals and health and social care professionals in order to enhance people’s everyday life and the quality and safety of care provided.

Despite the complications of Covid-19, the project is continuing throughout 2021, and is due to finish in 2022.

For further details of the project please visit http://www.patientsafety.manchester.ac.uk/research/themes/safety-marginalised-groups/dementia-during-covid/.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi at: Sudeh.Cheraghi-Sohi@manchester.ac.uk.

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