Dr Robin Darton

Senior Research Fellow

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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

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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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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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Care management for older people: access, targeting and the balance between assessment, monitoring and review (2003)

Stewart K, Hughes J, Challis D, Darton R, Weiner K

Research, Policy and Planning 21, 3, 13-22

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The effect of financial incentives and access to services on self-funded admissions to long-term care (2003)

Netten A, Darton R

Social Policy and Administration 37, 5, 483-497

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Nursing home closures: effects on capacity and reasons for closure (2003)

Netten A, Darton R, Williams J

Age and Ageing 32, 3, 332-337

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Care management arrangements for older people in England: key areas of variation in a national study (2002)

Weiner K, Stewart K, Hughes J, Challis D, Darton R

Ageing and Society 22, 4, 419-439

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Emerging patterns of care management: arrangements for older people in England (2001)

Challis D, Weiner K, Darton R, Hughes J, Stewart K

Social Policy and Administration 35, 6, 672-687

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Demand for long-term care for older people in England to 2031 (2001)

Wittenberg R, Pickard L, Comas-Herrera A, Davies B, Darton R

Health Statistics Quarterly , 12, 5-17

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Intensive care management at home: an alternative to institutional care? (2001)

Challis D, Darton R, Hughes J, Stewart K, Weiner K

Age and Ageing 30, 5, 409-413

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Residential and nursing home care of elderly people with cognitive impairment: prevalence, mortality and costs (2001)

Netten A, Darton R, Bebbington A, Forder J, Brown P, Mummery K

Aging and Mental Health 5, 1, 14-22

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Care management and the care programme approach: towards integration in old age mental health services (2001)

Hughes J, Stewart K, Challis D, Darton R, Weiner K

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 16, 3, 266-272

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Residential or nursing home care? The appropriateness of placement decisions (2001)

Netten A, Darton R, Bebbington A, Brown P

Ageing and Society 21, 1, 3-23

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Relying on informal care in the new century? Informal care for elderly people in England to 2031 (2000)

Pickard L, Wittenberg R, Comas-Herrera A, Davies B, Darton R

Ageing and Society 20, 6, 745-772

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Residential and Nursing Homes in the UK: The Role and Quality of Care Provided by Different Sectors (1999)

Netten A, Darton R

Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie 32, Supplement 2, II/202

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Care Management and Coordinated Care in the UK (1999)

Challis D, Darton R, Hughes J, Stewart K, Weiner K

Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie 32, Supplement 2, II/178

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Emerging models of care management for older people and those with mental health problems in the United Kingdom (1998)

Challis D, Darton R, Hughes J, Huxley P, Stewart K

Journal of Case Management 7, 4, 153-160

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