For service users and carers

You can get involved with research and development in many ways.

This could be taking part in one of our studies or joining our well-established service user research group called Help from Experts by Experience for Researchers (HEER) group.

Dementia research is one of our key priorities so we would encourage you to register your interest in the Join Dementia Research service.

Find out more below.

Join Dementia Research

We are very keen to hear from people with dementia and their carers to help us better understand this disease and find new ways to improve care and help people live well with dementia.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society have developed Join Dementia Research, a service which allows people to register their interest in participating in dementia research and be matched to suitable studies.

Sign up to Join Dementia Research to find out what research you could take part in.

The service is aimed at people with dementia and their carers, but anyone with and without dementia over the age of 18 can sign up and people can register on behalf of someone else.

Open research projects

To view active projects in the Trust please visit:

If you would like to find out more about participating as a service user, carer or member of staff in any of these studies, or you’d like to request this information in a different format, please contact our Research and Development Team by emailing or calling 0113 855 2387.