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Recent Research

Recent survey evidence about unpaid carers: implications for social care practice in England
This project aims to provide recommendations for councils about identifying and supporting unpaid carers, and how they can use and interpret data from carer experience surveys to improve.....

Outcomes, processes and costs of Shared Lives
Current social care policy puts great emphasis on community-based, personalised services that are designed to give people more choice and control over their care and support. However, with an ageing.....

Development of an outcome measurement tool for Shared Lives
‘Shared Lives’ (SL) is the name for family-based support schemes where an individual or family includes an isolated or under-supported older or disabled person in their family and community life......

ASCOT feedback intervention study (AFIS): exploring the feasibility of an outcomes-focused intervention on care home practice
Social care services, such as care homes, are under increasing pressure from central government to demonstrate how the care and support they provide affects people’s quality of life. The Personal.....

Developing a care home quality indicator based on residents' social care-related quality of life: adaptation of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit
There is a need for clear summary information about care home quality. Currently, there is no way for older people, their families or local authority staff who commission or monitor services to draw.....

Development of a care home quality indicator based on residents' social care related quality of life: formats and interpretation of reported results
There is a need for clear summary information about care home quality. Currently, there is no way for older people, their families or local authority staff who commission or monitor services to draw.....

ASSET: adult social services environments and settings
How can adult social care services best meet the needs of individuals living in ‘housing with care’ settings? This project will explore how best to provide adult social care in ‘housing with care’

Study to review and update RNF allocation formulae for adult social care
Local authorities are responsible for providing social care services, but the majority of their funding comes from central government. Currently, funding is allocated through the use of two formulae:.....

Personal health budgets evaluation (PHBE)
The evaluation of personal health budgets was funded by the Department of Health from 2009 to 2012, and carried out by a multidisciplinary research team from the University of Kent, University of York.....

Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre (CWRC)
The overall aim of this project is to develop an outcome schedule that can be used to measure children’s wellbeing across a number of children’s interventions and services which has strong

School for Social Care Research
The NIHR School for Social Care Research is one of the leading funders of research into adult social care practice in England, and aims to improve adult social care practice in England through

Examining the economic case for social care interventions
Social care systems are constrained, particularly in the current fiscal climate, in what they can achieve with the resources available to them; they are also affected by the resources available in.....

Health and wellbeing consequences of social isolation in old age: a scoping study
An increasing number of older people in the UK are living alone and consequently an increasing number are at risk of being socially isolated. Social isolation has been identified as a risk factor for.....

The economic consequences of community capacity-building projects
In the current fiscal climate, it is important to understand and foster the potential of resources available within communities to prevent, delay or meet social care and health needs. This project

NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care
The NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC) develops guidance about social care for children and adults on behalf of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The NCCSC

Adult social care outcomes toolkit (ASCOT)
ASCOT is a measure which is designed to capture information about an individual's social care-related quality of life (SCRQoL). The aim is for the measure to be applicable across as wide a range of

The Economic Case for Intervention for People with Autism
This project aims to examine the economic case for interventions for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It will summarise existing evidence for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, of

Overcoming Barriers: Unpaid Care and Employment in England (Longitudinal Study)
This study builds on an SSCR-funded research project called Overcoming Barriers: Unpaid Care and Employment. The Overcoming Barriers study has suggested that further research examining the policy of

Costing Maternal Perinatal Mental Health Problems and Treatment Responses
Perinatal mental illness (such as depression, anxiety, stress) affects some mothers during pregnancy and up to twelve months after giving birth. This project aimed to estimate the economic burden

Care and support for older people living in the community
Earlier research to develop improved survey questions on older people’s receipt of, and payment for, formal and informal care, for use in population surveys led to short and long versions of a new.....