Dr Robin Darton

Senior Research Fellow

r.a.darton@kent.ac.uk
01227 827643

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Research Interests

Robin Darton is a Senior Research Fellow at the PSSRU at the University of Kent. He has a background in psychology and statistics, and has worked on a range of research projects concerning health and social services provision for older people, including several major surveys of care homes. He was awarded a PhD by Published Works in 2015. Between 2003 and 2011 he was part of the PSSRU team commissioned by the Department of Health to evaluate extra care housing schemes supported by the Extra Care Housing Fund, and was a member of the University of Sheffield/PSSRU team that developed the EVOLVE tool for the evaluation and assessment of extra care housing design, funded by the EPSRC.

Since 2012 he has been working with colleagues from the Universities of Bristol and Worcester, Housing and Care 21 and the Housing Learning and Improvement Network on the Adult Social Services Environments and Settings (ASSET) and the Provision of Social Care in Extra Care Housing (ECHO) studies, which were funded by the Department of Health’s NIHR School for Social Care Research to explore the provision and delivery of adult social care in housing with care schemes in England.

Robin Darton's Publications

Journal Articles

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Outcomes-based commissioning for social care in extra care housing: is there a future? (2017)

Smith R, Atkinson T, Cameron A, Darton R, Evans S, Johnson E, Lloyd E, Porteus J

Housing, Care and Support 20, 2

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A community hub approach to older people’s housing (2017)

Evans S, Atkinson T, Darton R, Cameron A, Netten A, Smith R, Porteus J

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults 18, 1, 20-32

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Creating the asset base – a review of literature and policy on housing with care (2014)

Atkinson T, Evans S, Darton R, Cameron A, Porteus J, Smith R

Housing, Care and Support 17, 1, 16-25

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The relationship between building design and residents' quality of life in extra care housing schemes (2013)

Orrell A, McKee K, Torrington J, Barnes S, Darton R, Netten A, Lewis A

Health and Place 21, 52-64

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Great expectations: feedback from relatives and residents (2012)

Darton, R

Nursing and Residential Care 14, 10, 534-538

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Does the design of extra-care housing meet the needs of the residents? A focus group study (2012)

Barnes S, Torrington J, Darton R, Holder J, Lewis A, McKee K, Netten A, Orrell A

Ageing and Society 32, 7, 1193-1214

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Deciding to move into extra care housing: residents’ views (2012)

Bäumker T, Callaghan L, Darton R, Holder J, Netten A, Towers A

Ageing and Society 32, 7, 1215-1245

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The characteristics of residents in extra care housing and care homes in England (2012)

Darton R, Bäumker T, Callaghan L, Holder J, Netten A, Towers A

Health and Social Care in the Community 20, 1, 87-96

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Improving housing with care choices for older people: The PSSRU evaluation of extra care housing (2011)

Darton R, Bäumker T, Callaghan L, Netten A

Housing, Care and Support 14, 3, 77-82

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Development costs and funding of extra care housing (2011)

Bäumker T, Darton R, Netten A, Holder J

Public Money and Management 31, 6, 411-418

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Evaluating Extra Care Housing in England for older people: A comparative cost and outcome analysis with residential care (2011)

Bäumker T, Netten A, Darton R, Callaghan L

Journal of Service Science and Management 4, 4, 523-539

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EVOLVE: A tool for evaluating the design of older people's housing (2010)

Lewis A, Torrington J, Barnes S, Darton R, Holder J, McKee K, Netten A, Orrell A

Housing, Care and Support 13, 3, 36-41

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Journal Article

Costs and outcomes of an extra care housing scheme in England (2010)

Bäumker T, Netten A, Darton R

Journal of Housing for the Elderly 24, 2, 151-170

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Slicing up the pie: Allocation of central government funding of care of older people (2010)

Darton R, Forder J, Netten A, Bebbington A, Holder J, Towers A

Social Policy and Administration 44, 5, 529-553

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The role of extra care housing in supporting people with dementia: Early findings from the PSSRU evaluation of extra care housing (2009)

Darton R, Callaghan L

Journal of Care Services Management 3, 3, 284-294

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The development of Extra Care Housing in England: an alternative or a replacement for residential and nursing homes? Published abstract (2007)

Darton R, Netten A

The Gerontologist 47, Special Issue 1, 56

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Care home closures in England: causes and implications (2005)

Netten A, Williams J, Darton R

Ageing and Society 25, 3, 319-338

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What types of home are closing? The characteristics of homes which closed between 1996 and 2001 (2004)

Darton R

Health and Social Care in the Community 12, 3, 254-264

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Residential and nursing home closures in England: Characteristics of homes that closed and the implications of closures. Published abstract. (2003)

Darton R, Williams J, Netten A

The Gerontologist 43, Special Issue 1, 559

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The cost implications of the changing population and characteristics of care homes (2003)

Darton R, Netten A, Forder J

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 18, 3, 236-243

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