Open Funding Competition 2021 - funded projects

We are pleased to be able to fund the following 22 projects – all of which will address key health and social care issues in our region.

We have grouped the projects by ARC NENC research themes (in alphabetical order)

Enabling methodologies

Public preferences for multi-cancer early detection tests (MCED) – hosted by Newcastle University

Learning lessons from Covid 19 Community Hubs: shaping the post pandemic welfare eco-system in Gateshead – hosted by Northumbria University

Inequalities and marginalised communities

Local Decision-Making Practices on Multi-Cultural Diets for British Muslim School Children (BMSC) and Implications for Social Justice – hosted by Northumbria University

Acid Attacks in North East England: A Victim-Centred Perspective – hosted by Newcastle University

Community Social Supermarkets: understanding how they shape access and availability to healthier foods in food insecure communities – hosted by Teesside University

An exploration of the barriers and facilitators to online engagement with support for informal carers – hosted by Sunderland Carers Centre

Understanding and addressing the cycle of housing instability for people with intellectual disabilities in NENC: A whole systems evaluation of knowledge equality – hosted by Newcastle University

Integrating physical and mental health and social care

Identifying the barriers and facilitators for people with severe mental illness and/or learning disabilities for Person Centred Cancer Screening services (PECCS) – hosted by Teesside University

Regional evaluation of a self-management tool for people living with long-term conditions: a participatory approach – hosted by Teesside University

Knowledge mobilisation and implementation science

Digital therapies for psychosis clinic: a real-world implementation study – hosted by the CNTW NHS Foundation Trust

Implementation of a primary care clinical decision support application, BBV_TP, to increase testing for HIV and viral hepatitis – hosted by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Assessing the impact and cost effectiveness of a community-centred approach to public health on mental health and wellbeing; a co-produced, mixed methods study – hosted by Edberts House, Gateshead

Multi-morbidity, ageing and frailty

Diagnostics in care homes in the post-pandemic world: A needs-led scoping and prioritisation exercise – hosted by Newcastle University

Understanding co-occurring alcohol and mental health problems amongst older people, and developing holistic, age-tailored and integrated approaches in local primary care and community alcohol and mental health services – hosted by Newcastle University

Prevention, early intervention and behaviour change

Co-production of a brief decision aid to support engagement of services users and primary care practitioners in shared decision-making discussions about options for digital mental health interventions – hosted by Concern Group

Understanding the implementation of ‘Making Every Contact Count’ (MECC) delivered by healthcare professionals in a Mental Health setting: A pragmatic process evaluation – hosted by Northumbria University

Supporting children and families

Leaving care: supporting positive Relational transitions of carE LeAvers and their birTh familiEs: RELATE study – hosted by Northumbria University

Postnatal contraception in the North East and North Cumbria: surveying the current slandscape to inform policy and research – hosted by Newcastle University

Parental intimate partner violence and abuse: understanding what effective support looks like from the perspective of practitioners supporting victims and survivors, and how it can be best implemented (PROTECT 2) – hosted by Gateshead Council

Exploring social prescribing for children and young people in community and hospital settings – hosted by Newcastle University

A multi-agency approach to address infant death (SUDI) prevention in vulnerable families: a pilot project in County Durham – hosted by Durham University

Improving outcomes for children and young people with an intellectual disability in mainstream schools: facilitating early identification and support – hosted by NEAT Academy Trust