Sarah Milosevic (Research Student)
Institute of Health & Society
tel: (01905) 857513
MSc Housing; PGCE; BSc (Hons) Psychology
Teaching & Research
Exploring and improving access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communities
This project is a PhD studentship match-funded by the University of Worcester and Worcestershire Public Health. The research aims to explore the experiences of people with dementia and their families living in rural Worcestershire in relation to their access and use of direct payments. Direct payments are cash payments made to individuals eligible for social care services which allow them to manage and pay for their own social care rather than receiving it directly from the Council. Findings will inform the building of an intervention that can be utilised in rural communities to help ensure that access to direct payments by people with dementia is maximised to improve quality of life and health.
The supervision team consists Dr Simon Evans (Association for Dementia Studies), Professor Dominic Upton (Institute of Health and Society) and Dr Frances Howie (Worcestershire Public Health).
During the last five years Sarah has gained a range of experience in strategic, administrative and frontline roles in the field of local authority social care and housing. She has a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Housing; as part of which she conducted research examining the housing decisions of older people. Her research interests are in the transformation of adult social care, and housing and social care options for older people.
Sarah is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the British Society of Gerontology.