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

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PSSRU undertakes a wide range of research activities.

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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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What can local authorities do to improve the social care-rel..., Health and Place, 2014, 29, 104-113

Exploring the cost-effectiveness of a one-off screen for dem..., International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2014

Experiences of front-line health professionals in the delive..., British Journal of General Practice, 2014, 64, 624, e401-e407

Methodological considerations in service use assessment for ..., Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services, 2014

Cost-effectiveness of telecare for people with social care n..., Age and Ageing, 2014


Additional analysis of ALIGN trial data
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Health and wellbeing consequences of social isolation in old age: a scoping study
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MARATONE: Mental Health Training through Research Network in Europe
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NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care
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Developing a care home quality indicator based on residents' social care-related quality of life: adaptation of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit
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