Like many other websites, we would like to store information on your computer in the form of cookies. To read more on this, see this information from the Information Commissioner's Office.

Please click here to accept our use of cookies.

27/05/2015 04:24


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

Read More


Search and browse our extensive publications database.

Read More

Kent Research in Brief

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

Read More

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.

Join our mailing list



Quality of life and quality of support for people with sever..., Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015

Cost-effectiveness of the mental health and development mode..., Psychological Medicine, 2015

Perspectives from health, social care and policy stakeholder..., BMJ Open, 2015, 5:e006986

Dutch translation and cross-cultural validation of the Adult..., Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2015, 13:56

The MOSAIC study - comparison of the Maudsley Model of Treat..., Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2015


Quality and Outcomes Research Unit (QORU)
[Read more]

Personal health budgets evaluation (PHBE)
[Read more]

Economics of Health and Social Care (ESHCRU)
[Read more]

Unit costs of health and social care
[Read more]

Study to review and update RNF allocation formulae for adult social care
[Read more]

Smart data analytics for business and local government
[Read more]