Information for Researchers
We welcome approaches from researchers and students interested in undertaking research on any aspects of WellElder’s work.
We are also open to approaches from researchers on other topics related to ageing, elder wellbeing and counselling.
We will provide statistical data which does not identify individual clients. This could include information on clients’ ages, gender and, ethnicity; referral sources; referral reasons; issues discussed in counselling; and ORS (Outcome Rating Scale) scores.
All WellElder clients are asked whether they are willing to be contacted by researchers evaluating our service and for general research. The vast majority have agreed. We are therefore able to assist researchers identify samples of clients meeting specific criteria. For example, we have assisted a PhD student with a sample of women over 70 renting their accommodation who were willing to be interviewed.
For any research project WellElder would send an initial letter to potential interviewees outlining the research and seeking their permission to pass their contact details to the researcher(s).