Healthy Ageing in Residential Places (HARP)

Project Details


Healthy Ageing in Residential; Places (the HARP project) is an international project funded through the ESRC (ESRC grant ES/K010964/1) by the european Research Area on Ageing programme. HARP is nested within a larger research project - Reimagining Long Term Residential Care, a Canadian SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative, based in York University, Toronto.

Layman's description

The HARP study aims to identify what makes a care home a good place in which to live or to work and to identify how the health and wellbeing of staff and residents can be promoted. A broad view of health is used, which includes physical, mental, social and spiritual asepct. .

Key findings

field work is currently being carried out in England and Wales, Sweden, Norway and Canada.
Effective start/end date1/03/131/10/15

Structured keywords

  • SPS Centre for Research in Health and Social Care


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