Cross-ARC expansion of CARE75+ cohort study

The Community Ageing Research Study (CARE75+) (ISRCTN16588124) is a longitudinal study providing observational data and a recruitment platform for research with older people. The study is hosted by Bradford Teaching Hospitals.

Aim & objectives

We aim to expand the CARE75+ cohort study (recruitment target of 2500). It will provide a data resource for researchers and a research platform for additional studies (sub-studies), and in the future it will support randomised controlled trials using a Trials within Cohort (TwiCs) methodology. Specific aims in the next few years include:

  • To study longitudinal frailty transitions and health and social care resource use

  • To provide data for the next iteration of the electronic Frailty Index (eFI) using prognostic modelling (see project : Development and national implementation of eFI-2)

  • Identifying research priorities from the perspectives of older people

  • Investigating the feasibility of future trials of interventions to improve health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for older people

  • Providing blood samples for the bio-bank at Ethical Tissue, University of Bradford for frailty and ageing research

  • Exploring frailty in rural and coastal areas and how to support people living with frailty in black minority and ethnic communities.

For further details visit:

Project manager: Lesley Brown,


Community Ageing Research 75+ Study (CARE 75+) Newsletters

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Winter 2020 Newsletter - Community Ageing Research 75+ Study (CARE75+).pdf