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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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The effectiveness of paid services in supporting unpaid care..., Journal of Social Policy, 2015

A preliminary investigation into the effectiveness of a grou..., Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2015

The determinants of care home closure, Health Economics, 2015, 24, S1, 132-145

Local variability in long-term care services: local autonomy..., Health Economics, 2015, 24, S1, 146-157

Transitioning Between ‘The Old’ and ‘The New’ Long-Term Care..., Health Economics, 2015, 21, S1, 1-3


Quality and Outcomes Research Unit (QORU)
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Personal health budgets evaluation (PHBE)
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Economics of Health and Social Care (ESHCRU)
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Unit costs of health and social care
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Study to review and update RNF allocation formulae for adult social care
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Smart data analytics for business and local government
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