The range of media through which we communicate is expanding.  We think that films are sometimes the best way to communicate certain messages to patients and the public, to other researchers or clinicians, and to students or professionals undergoing training.  As such, CLAHRC has developed the following short films, often in close collaboration with other individuals or organisations.

All of the videos on our website, along with many others are also available to download from our Vimeo channel at:

CLAHRC SY Stroke Theme

The use of life stories has become an important tool in helping to inform the nature of health and social care services for older people. Life stories help to communicate information about working lives; relationships; family life; health; beliefs and expectations. Dr Jane McKeown (TK2A Theme), Dr Tony Ryan (Stroke Theme) and Professor Christine Ingleton (University of Sheffield) have worked, with funding from the University of Sheffield Knowledge Transfer fund, in establishing the use of life stories for older people, particularly those who have dementia. The team has also explored how life story work can be used with minority ethnic groups of older people.

This short film, joint funded by CLAHRC SY and produced in collaboration with Optical Jukebox, explores the life stories of a group of older Yemeni men who arrived in Sheffield during the 1950s and 60s to work in the steel industry. The film describes the challenges faced by the men and the impact that this has had on their health, relationships and wellbeing. The film helps us to understand the significant role played by this group of men and their legacy for the Yemeni community and the City of Sheffield.

For more information please see here

CLAHRC Teleheath and care technologies theme

Telehealth Video
The short video was made during a past project of a 12 month pilot study of telehealth deployment for people with Chronic Heart Failure. The video includes perspectives from research, development, care delivery and patient experience.

CLAHRC Stroke and Telehealth and Care Technologies
(TaCT) themes

CACTUS Aphasia Research Group
CACTUS (Cost effectiveness of Computer Assisted Treatment vs Usual Stimulation) is a small scale research project to test whether ongoing therapy, delivered using specially developed software, can help stroke survivors with aphasia improve their speech and language skills. More information on the project can be found here.

“She's had her stroke 30 years and she's never strung a sentence together. It was quite nice when she said 'what have you been doing?'”

This small scale (‘pilot’) study showed positive outcomes, and we hope to secure further funding to run a full randomised controlled trial.
Many of the interviews shown were filmed at the ‘Nothing about us without us’ PPI workshop held in Sheffield on 2nd March 2011.