Participant Flow diagram


We will be recruiting 42 carers across 7 NHS sites and via remote recruitment strategies (e.g., social media).

Carer inclusion criteria

  • 18 years old or more;
  • Spoken understanding of the English language (with the help of family translators if required)
  • Currently caring for a person with dementia (all subtypes, diagnosed within the last 5 years).
  • Has a first-degree relationship (spouse/partner, sibling, son or daughter) with a person with dementia;
  • OR must have a close personal relationship with a person with dementia (e.g. in-law family member, close friend or neighbour)
  • Has capacity to give informed consent to participate;
  • Has access to the internet (via a home computer/laptop, iPad/tablet or mobile phone with internet capability)

Staff coaching identification

  • Band 4 equivalent health and social care worker or psychology assistant”


Research ethics was obtained by North West – Greater Manchester East Research Ethics Committee (REC reference: 22/NW/0293).

IRAS project ID: 316710”

Research Sites

 7 NHS sites are involved in this work package:

  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT)
    Principal Investigator: Dr Gemma Ridel; Dr Kathryn Sams
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    Principal Investigator: Kate Hodges
  • Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
    Principal Investigator: Dr Joanne Bradley
  • North East London NHS Foundation Trust
    Principal Investigator: Jane Burgess
  • Devon Partnership NHS Trust
    Principal Investigator: Dr Chitra Srinivasan
  • Solent NHS Trust
    Principal Investigator: Emma Searle
  • The Research Institute for the Care of Older People
    Principle Investigator: Dr Tomas Welsh

We will also be recruiting remotely via social media, newsletters, national charities, and Join Dementia Research.

Work Package 1

Developing the ‘CareCoach Intervention package’

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Work Package 2

Understanding Implementation

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Work Package 3

Feasibility Trial

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Work Package 4

Randomised controlled trial with internal pilot to evaluate CareCoach

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