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Understanding the Impacts of Care Farms on Health and Well-being: A Pilot study to inform the design of a follow-on study to assess the cost-effectiveness of care farms in improving health and wellbeing and reducing re-offending

Project title: Understanding the Impacts of Care Farms on Health and Well-being: A Pilot study to inform the design of a follow-on study to assess the cost-effectiveness of care farms in improving health and wellbeing and reducing re-offending

Call to action: 11/3050 11/3050 PHR Researcher Led Call

Research type: Primary Research

Chief investigator: Dr Helen ElseyORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0003-4724-0581

Lead Author: Dr Helen ElseyORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0003-4724-0581

Contractor: University of Leeds

Cost: £410,856.11

Co-investigators: Associate Professor Cathy Brennan, Dr Marjolein Elings, Dr Rachel Bragg, Dr Tracey Farragher, Mrs Rochelle Gold, Professor Darren Shickle, Professor Janet Cade, Professor Sandy Tubeuf.

Started: July 2013 | Status: Published March 2018

This pilot study identified ways in which care farming might improve health and well-being of offenders on probation; it found challenges with recruitment but concluded that a natural experiment study is feasible.

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