The Community Ageing Research 75+ (CARE75+) study

 

The Community Ageing Research 75+ (CARE75+) study is a national longitudinal cohort study established as part of the NIHR CLAHRC YH Primary Care-Based Management of Frailty in Older People theme. CARE75+ is collecting an extensive range of health, social and economic outcome data with a particular focus on frailty status and frailty trajectories. It is a cohort of high strategic relevance with potential to shape future UK and international health and research policy. We have now reached 1000 participants in the study.

CARE75+ has been designed using trial within cohort (TwiCs) methods to align epidemiological research with trial evaluation of interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of older people. Following successful piloting and partnership with CLAHRC West Midlands and PenCLAHRC, we have demonstrated successful national recruitment across a range of sites varying population demographics and levels of social deprivation (Bradford, Leeds, Hull, Scarborough, Newcastle, Durham, West Midlands, South Yorkshire and the South-West peninsula).