How REACH Works

We know that translating evidence into every day practice requires effective dissemination of research findings to care providers, managers and direct care staff. The REACH Network provides a way for people to come together to learn and share ideas about ways of improving aged care through research.

The REACH Network site includes a Community of Practice for Dementia Rehabilitation. The Community of Practice provides information, resources and links for users interested in dementia rehabilitation, which is about improving and/or maintaining independence of people living with dementia. It is a virtual platform for managers and staff to connect about embedding dementia rehabilitation in their day-to-day practice, research involvement and latest evidence-based practice.

The REACH Network Community of Practice provides:

Clinical Supervision
Exchange of Ideas
Peer support

for staff and managers of those care homes that partner with us to continue to develop their knowledge and skills necessary for the delivery of rehabilitation for people living with dementia.

In the I-CHARP study our partners are Calvary and Whiddon.

Other aged care providers wishing to know more about partnering with us to embed rehabilitation for residents living with dementia, should contact the I-CHARP Project Team at the University of Sydney by emailing:  i-charp.study@sydney.edu.au