Project Updates

Project/Evaluation Update: 

NHS Rotherham hosted the Research for Patient Benefit funded project KWILLT (Keeping Warm in Later Life) Jo Abbott was the Public Health and research lead for NHS Rotherham. Dr Angela Tod from Sheffield Hallam University was the Prinicipal Investigator.

Keeping Warm in Later Life Project (KWILLT).
This NIHR RFPB project completed in November 2011. 
Project details, findings and outputs are available from our resources section

Realist synthesis of time delay in chest pain. 
Completed 1.1.12. 
Project report available from our resources section

The Benefit of benefits
Completed 1.1.12. 
Project report available from our resources section

Latest news:
Sarah Salway and collaborators have obtained funding from Sheffield Children’s Trust for a project entitled “Factors affecting cascade genetic screening and counselling for autosomal recessive conditions in affected families in Sheffield: Patient and provider perspectives". 

This will commence in the spring/summer of 2013.

The Health Inequalities Theme of CLAHRC invites applications for:
2 day Training Course in Social Return on Investment for Public Health
Dates: 15th and 16th May, 2013
Location: Central Sheffield (Venue tbc)
Places available: 16
Cost:  Free
Training provider: new economics foundation (nef)

The course is open to Public Health practitioners, Evaluation and Public Health Analysis colleagues working in NHS and Local Authority organisations within South Yorkshire.

Applicants should:

  • Be members of a project group (3-4 members)
  • Have a viable project which:
    - addresses health inequalities
    - can be evaluated by December 2013

To apply for free places, project groups should submit a project proposal providing details of the intervention they wish to evaluate.  

Download the project brief here

Download the application form here

FREE Health Inequalities Theme Capacity Building Event:

Social Return on Investment (SROI) - Adding value to Public Health evaluations?

When: Tuesday, 20th November 2012, 9.15am – 1pm

Where: The Quakers Meeting House, 
10 Saint James' Street, Sheffield, S1 2EW
see here for directions

Please download and complete the registration form here 
and return to:

Sue Wilson 
Tel: (0114) 2220776

Places are limited, so we reserve the right to make a charge of £15.00 
if participants who have reserved a place do not attend without prior

Knowledge Sharing Event 
Monday 1st October 9.30 - 4.15pm
The Source, Meadowhall

Further information and downloads can be found in our resources section

Tod AM, Lusambili A, Homer C, Abbott J, Cooke JM, Stocks AJ, McDaid KA. 
Paper accepted for publication by BMJ Open, entitled ‘Understanding factors influencing vulnerable older people keeping warm and well in winter: a qualitative study using social marketing’  

Now available from our resources section

April 2012 saw the launch of the NIHR School for Public Health Research 
See here

NHS Rotherham has funded the researcher for Warm and Well Families 
– this takes the KWILLT work into families with children with Asthma. 
The researcher, Anna Cronin de Chavez, is based at Sheffield Hallam University.

KWILLT pen portraits are available to download here

The Health Inequalities theme within the South Yorkshire CLAHRC is pleased to announce the launch of the Winter Warmth Toolkit.
This FREE web based toolkit with downloadable resources goes live on the 18th May 2012 and has been designed to help public and voluntary sector. Organisations prepare for implementation of the Cold Weather Plan. The development of this resource was led by Catherine Homer from NHS. Rotherham and leads on from the Keeping Warm in Later Life ProjecT (KWILLT).

The launch will involve four events across Yorkshire and The Humber and details can be found here

Peter Allmark is developing a bid to submit to the British Heart Foundation in August 2012 for preliminary work leading to interventional study.  
The general aim of the project is to look at causes of delay in people calling for an ambulance after a heart attack.  The relationship to inequality is that there is some evidence that delay correlates across lines of inequality, such as class.

Sarah Salway has recently supported the Pakistan Advice and Community Centre Sheffield to secure a grant from Jeans for Genes. 
"Action research for enhanced community genetic literacy and support" £23,124

Improving fuel uptake among non-English speaking populations:
The Scottish Power Energy People Trust awarded £42900 to Tassibbee, A Rotherham based charity working with South Asian communities. The project will run from May 2012 to April 2013. The target population will be migrant households living in Rotherham. KWILLT findings were used in the grant application. 

Urban Change:
Urban Change is an organisation in Brighton and Hove. They have been awarded USD 120,000 from Hewlett Packard/USA to increase uptake of fuel in winter by improving a disabled facility for 20 children. Dr Lusambili from KWILLT co-ordinated the bid using study findings.

Breastfeeding Link Workers Evaluation: Report completed. 
Dissemination commenced with presentation to Breastfeeding Initiative Steering Group. Report also presented to commissioners. Note: service contract extended for another 2 years – evaluation contributory factor to this extension.  Summary of report will be available here shortly

Sexual Health Needs assessment. 
Completed – report available here shortly.

Young People’s Sexual Health: 
Text Download Pilot Report completed. 
Summary of report will be available here shortly.

Stop Smoking Incentivised Programme Interviews. 

Completed. Findings presented to Public Health  Improvement Group.
Summary of report will be available here shortly.

Barnsley Health Trainers Evaluation. 
Completed. Link to follow shortly.

CVD Community Based Health Checks Evaluation. 
Completed. Report will be available here shortly