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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Financing Long-Term Care for Elderly People (2000)

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

School of Health Care

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The Cost Implications of the Changing Population and Characteristics of Care Homes (2000)

Darton R, Netten A, Forder J

School of Health Care

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Survey of Self-Funded Admissions to Residential and Nursing Homes (2000)

Darton R, Netten A, Whitfield G

Department of Social Security

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Social Services: Statistics Chasing the Policy Tail (2000)

Miller N, Darton R

Arnold

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Case or Care Management in the UK: Material for the Project Case Management in Various National Elderly Assistance Systems (1999)

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

ISG Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik GmbH, Kohlhammer

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Case or Care Management in the UK: Material for the Project Case Management in Various National Elderly Assistance Systems (1999)

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

ISG Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik GmbH, Kohlhammer

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Linking Community Care and Health Care: A New Role for Secondary Health Care Services (1998)

Challis D, Darton R, Stewart K

Ashgate

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The Darlington Study: Findings and Lessons for Care Management, Health Care and Community Care (1998)

Challis D, Darton R, Stewart K

Ashgate

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Introduction (1998)

Challis D, Darton R

Ashgate

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Residential and Nursing Home Care for Elderly People: results of recent PSSRU research. Care of Older People, A Report of Seminars held during 1994, 77-91; Mental Health, Report of Seminars held during 1994, 142-155 Paper given at the South East Institute of Public Health. (1994)

Darton R

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Case management in the care of the aged: the provision of care in different settings (1993)

Challis D, Chesterman J, Darton R, Traske K

Macmillan

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Residential and nursing homes for elderly people: one sector or two? (1992)

Darton R, Wright K

Avebury

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Case management in social and health care (1991)

Challis D, Chesterman J, Darton R, Traske K

SG Editores

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Case management in health and social care: an evaluation of an alternative to long-stay hospital care for frail elderly people (1990)

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

Dipartimento Sicurezza Sociale, Regione Emilia-Romagna

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Evaluation Research and Experiment in Social Gerontology (1990)

Challis D, Darton R

Sage

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The Characteristics of Non-Statutory Residential and Nursing Homes (1990)

Darton R, Wright K

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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Services, Resource Management and the Integration of Health and Social Care in the Darlington Project for Elderly People (1988)

Challis D, Darton R, Johnson L

Personal Social Services Research Unit

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Factors associated with variations in the cost of local authority old people's homes (1986)

Darton R, Knapp M

HMSO

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The use of SIR at the PSSRU, with particular reference to a complex large-scale survey (1984)

Darton R

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Trends 1970-81 (1984)

Darton R

Policy Studies Institute Discussion Paper No. 8, Policy Studies Institute

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