Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


The 'HomeHealth' trial: maintaining independence for older people at home

The HomeHealth trial is evaluating the effectiveness of the HomeHealth service. This service is facilitated by the HomeHealth team and aims to help the participant to stay healthy and independent. This will look different for everyone, but includes home exercise programmes, nutritional support to improve energy levels, and increasing connection with the local community. These sessions took place once a month over six months. The HomeHealth service was developed in 2014-2015 in partnership with older people, carers, health and social care professionals and experts and tested in a feasibility study. The RCT is now in its final stages, with all recruitment, delivery and follow-up assessments completed. Results on clinical and cost effectiveness are due in the coming months and will be presented at our launch event in London on Monday 13th November. The links below provide more information about the study, the teams involved, the findings so far and our upcoming dissemination events.

This study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (NIHR128334). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.