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PSSRU's mission is to conduct high quality research on social and health care.

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Kent Research in Brief

Read PSSRU at Kent's Research in Brief booklet, produced for our 40th anniverary.

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Welcome to PSSRU at Kent and LSE

This is the website for the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent at Canterbury and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Since 1974 PSSRU has undertaken high-quality, independent research in social and health care, which has had an important influence on theory, and policy development and reform in England and elsewhere. Our work is underpinned by the production of welfare framework and focuses on needs, resources and outcomes. We continue to work in the fields of adult and children's social and health care, including mental health, long-term care funding, cost and outcome measurement, and cost-effectiveness evaluation. We are funded from a variety of sources and collaborate closely with a number of research units and academic departments elsewhere.

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Support at Home: Interventions to Enhance Life in Dementia (..., Programme Grants for Applied Research, 2017, 5, 5

Technology-based tools and services for people with dementia..., Dementia, 2017

Older people receiving family-based support in the community..., Health and Social Care in the Community, 2017

The use of assistive technology with live-in care givers, Research, Policy and Planning, 2017, 32, 2, 69-79

MODEM: A comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and cos..., BMC Health Services Research, 2017, 17, 17:25


The impact of the third sector on socio-economic development in Europe (TSI) Other
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Smart data analytics for business and local government
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Quality and Outcomes Research Unit (QORU)
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The impact of the third sector on socio-economic development in Europe (TSI) RTD
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Evaluation of the Shared Lives Growth Project
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Development of an outcome measurement tool for Shared Lives
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