Age Exchange wanted to evaluate the impact of their RADIQL programme, a creative arts intervention that works with those with dementia and seeks to reduce levels of isolation, loneliness, unhappiness and depression.
Simetrica-Jacobs worked with data applying the widely recognised Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) tool to evaluate the impact of the programme against a control group of people with dementia. We performed cost effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis, in line with HM Treasury Green Book guidance, finding that the programme produces a positive benefit cost ratio.
Our follow-up evaluation, funded by Big Lottery, assessed the impact of bringing the RADIQL intervention into community centres. We collected treatment and control group data on people with dementia and their carers. Quantitative analysis was combined with qualitative case study data to demonstrate the beneficial outcomes of RADIQL both on the person with dementia and their carer.