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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The Darlington Community Care Project: Supporting Frail Elderly People at Home (1989)

Challis D, Darton R, Johnson L, Stone S, Traske K, Wall B

Personal Social Services Research Unit

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Care in the Community: The First Steps (1988)

Renshaw J, Hampson R, Thomason C, Darton R, Judge K, Knapp M

Gower

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Edited Books

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Community Care, Secondary Health Care and Care Management (1998)

Challis D, Darton R, Stewart K,

Ashgate

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Survey questions on older people's receipt of, and payment for, formal and unpaid care in the community (2015)

Balarajan M, Blake M, Darton R, Gray M, Hancock R, Pickard L, Wittenberg R,

University of Kent

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Social care: need for and receipt of help (2015)

Maplethorpe N, Darton R, Wittenberg R

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Survey questions on older people’s receipt of, and payment for, formal and unpaid care in the community (2015)

Balarajan M, Blake M, Darton R, Gray M, Hancock R, Pickard L, Wittenberg R

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Social care provision (2014)

Rooney K, Darton R, Wittenberg R

Health and Social Care Information Centre

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Social care: need for and receipt of help (2014)

, Darton R, Wittenberg R

Health and Social Care Information Centre

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Social care provision (2014)

Rooney K, Darton R, Wittenberg R

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Social care: need for and receipt of help (2014)

Thompson J, Wittenberg R, Henderson C, Darton R

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Social care: need for and receipt of help (2013)

Thompson J, Wittenberg R, Henderson C, Darton R,

Health and Social Care Information Centre

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Social Care (2012)

Craig R, Darton R, Hancock R, Henderson C, Morciano M, Sadler K, Wittenberg R

Health and Social Care Information Centre

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Costing extra care housing (2011)

Bäumker T, Netten A

Personal Social Services Research Unit

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PSSRU Long-Term Care Finance Model and CARESIM: two linked UK models of long term care for older people (2007)

Wittenberg R, Hancock R, Comas-Herrera A, King D, Malley J, Pickard L, Juarez-Garcia A, Darton R

Elsevier Science

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Care Homes and Continuing Care (2005)

Netten A, Darton R, Williams J

Blackwell

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Alternative Housing and Care Arrangements: The Evidence (2005)

Darton R, Towers A

Blackwell Publishing

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Commentary 1 on Karen Glaser and Cecilia Tomassini (2002) Demography. Living arrangements, receipt of care, residential proximity and housing preferences among older people in Britain and Italy in the 1990s: an overview of trends (2002)

Darton R

Centre for Policy on Ageing

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The interface between informal and formal care of older people now and over the next 20 years. Paper presented at Health Trends Review. Proceedings of a Conference chaired by Professor Sir Michael Peckham, School of Public Policy, university College London and Dr Melanie Lee, Director of Research and Development, Celltech Group plc, Barbican Centre, London, 18-19 October 2001 (2001)

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

HM Treasury

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Formal and Informal Support Prior to Admission: Are Self-Funders Being Admitted to Care Homes Unnecessarily? (2001)

Netten A, Darton R

University of Stirling

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Community Care for Frail Older People. Analysis Using the 1998/9 General Household Survey (2001)

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

University of Stirling

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