Care Homes


Aims and Scope


In England, almost 4% of people aged 65+ (one in seven aged 85+) live permanently in residential or nursing homes.  Compared to older adults residing in the community, care home residents have poorer health and higher usage of health services.  According to the NHS Long Term Plan (2019) care home residents account for 185,000 emergency admissions to hospital annually and 1.46 million emergency bed days; 35-40% of these emergency admissions are deemed to be potentially avoidable.


We do not have a specific care home research theme within ARC-GM, but a number of our themes are involved with key care home research in partnerhsip with the local health and care system.



Key Focusses


  • To build on the excellent work of the Greater Manchester Teaching Care Homes Programme, to co-ordinate, galvanise and develop a  care home research community accrosds Greater Manchester.
  • To evaluate the Health Innovation Manchester led roll out of the Digital Care Homes C19 tracker, across Greater Manchester.
  • To develop and integreated dataset of routinely collected data within Salford, to measure the legth of care homes stay and emergence hosptial admissions.
  • To use publicly avaailable care home data to understand the Greater Manchester, and national, structure of the care home market place and how this has changed over time. 




Fore more information about any of our care home work please contact Alison Littlewood (Programme Manager)