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About PSSRU

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

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Publications

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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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NEW PUBLICATIONS

Shaping dental contract reform – a clinical and cost effecti..., BMJ Open, 2016, 6, 9, e013549

‘I live with other people and not alone’: a survey of the vi..., Working with Older People, 2016, 20, 3, 179-186

Peer support and reminiscence therapy for people with dement..., Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 2016

Suicide and poverty in low-income and middle-income countrie..., The Lancet Psychiatry, 2016, 3, 8, 774-783

Understanding HIV-related stigma in older age in rural Malaw..., Social Science and Medicine, 2016, 164, 35-43

CURRENT RESEARCH

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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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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Translation and use of ASCOT SCT4 Tool in Japan
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