Only available to a selected few? Is it feasible to rely on a volunteer workforce for complex intervention delivery?

@article{Mountain2017OnlyAT,
  title={Only available to a selected few? Is it feasible to rely on a volunteer workforce for complex intervention delivery?},
  author={Gail A. Mountain and Rebecca Gossage-Worrall and Mima Cattan and Ann Bowling},
  journal={Health & social care in the community},
  year={2017},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={
          177-184
        }
}
This paper recounts the process of undertaking a randomised controlled trial which was designed to examine the effectiveness of an intervention for socially isolated older people aged 75 years and over. It describes the reasons for early cessation of the study and raises the implications of this outcome for policy, practice and research. The intervention under investigation was designed to alleviate loneliness and foster companionship. It involves participants being linked with a small group of… CONTINUE READING
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