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Dr Toity Deave leads on two new awarded grants

7 October 2014

Success for Dr Toity Deave who has been awarded two new grants, one from the Big Lottery and the other from Public Health.

Dr Toity Deave, who is an Associate Professor for Family and Child Health, University of the West of England is based in the Centre for Child & Adolescent Health.  Toity who is PI on both grants and the team have successfully be awarded £142.473 over the next two years:

Evaluation of Best Beginnings’ ‘Baby Buddy’ Phone App. (Big Lottery, via Best Beginnings), 2014-2016. T Deave (PI), J Coad, R Lingam, S Kendall, C Day. £130,000.

The Baby Buddy evaluation aims to assess the impact of the Baby Buddy app on parental perceived confidence, self-efficacy, and maternal wellbeing. It will give Best Beginnings an understanding of how mothers use the app and any benefits that they feel the app gives them in relation to their knowledge, parenting, health, relationships or communication with their child, friends, other family members or health professionals. The evaluation will also explore the use of the app in relation to its functionality and acceptability to the mothers or others who use it, including health professionals, using a UK-wide, anonymised data set.

Reducing injuries in the early years: home safety training. (Public Health, Bristol City Council) 2014-2015. T Deave (PI), M Hayes, R Benington. £12,473.

We propose to provide a new two-part home safety package: an injury prevention briefing (IPB), the development and content of which was strongly evidence-based; a series of training workshops to support the use of the briefing.

The briefing and six workshops will be provided to all health visitors, children’s centre staff, Home Start volunteers, staff from the Fire & Rescue Service and staff from other early year’s settings, including other local charities/voluntary agencies (e.g. Red Cross), approximately 190 people in total. In addition, we will run four workshops and provide the briefing for the 150 health visiting students training at UWE Bristol.

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