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

Magazine Articles

Magazine Article

What is the housing with care ‘offer’ and who is it for? (2014)

Evans S, Darton R, Porteus J

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Magazine Article

The Personal Social Services Research Unit (1994)

Hallam A, Darton R, McIntosh E, Netten A

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Magazine Article

Multi-skilled carers in the community (1988)

Challis D, Darton R, Johnson L

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Reports

Report

Adult Social Care in Housing with Care Settings: A review of the literature (2012)

Evans S, Whitehurst T, Darton R, Smith R, Cameron A, Porteus J, Netten A, Bäumker T, Dutton T

Adult Social Services Environments and Settings

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Report

Evaluation of the Extra Care Housing Initiative: PSSRU Technical Report (2011)

Darton R, Bäumker T, Callaghan L, Netten A,

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2783/2, University of Kent

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Report

Improving Housing with Care Choices for Older People: An Evaluation of Extra Care Housing (2011)

Netten A, Darton R, Bäumker T, Callaghan L

Personal Social Services Research Unit, university of Kent

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Report

The Development of Social Well-being in New Extra Care Housing Schemes (2009)

Callaghan L, Netten A, Darton R

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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Costs and Outomes of an Extra-Care Housing Scheme in Bradford (2008)

Bäumker T, Netten A, Darton R

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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Future Demand for Social Care, 2005 to 2041: Projections of Demand for Social Care for Older People in England (2008)

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

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Understanding Public Services and Markets: Summary Paper of the Report Commissioned by the King's Fund for the Care Services Inquiry (for full version see DP2111/4) (2005)

Netten A, Darton R, Davey V, Kendall J, Knapp M, Williams J, Fernández J-L, Forder J

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Understanding Public Services and Markets. Report Commissioned by the King’s Fund for the Care Services Inquiry (for Summary see DP2123/2) (2005)

Netten A, Darton R, Davey V, Kendall J, Knapp M, Williams J, Fernández J-L, Forder J

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Report

Self-Funded Admissions to Care Homes - A report of research carried out by the Personal Social Services Research Unit on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (2002)

Netten A, Darton R, Curtis L

Corporate Document Services

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Report

Care Management Study: Report on National Data. Mapping and Evaluation of Care Management Arrangements for Older People and Those with Mental Health Problems (1998)

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

Department of Health

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Report

Alternatives to long-term hospital care for elderly people in London (1995)

Bebbington A, Darton R

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Report

Specialist Medical Training in Britain: A Survey of the Hospital Specialties in 1975 (1979)

Parkhouse J, Darton R

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Project Outlines

Project Outline

Evaluation of Extra Care at Pocklington Rise, 2009-11 (2009)

Darton R, Bäumker T

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An Evaluation of the New Pocklington Place, Chatham Road, Birmingham (PSSRU Project Outline 86) (2009)

Darton R, Bäumker T

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Project Outline

Care Home Residents' and Relatives' Expectations and Experiences. PSSRU Project Outline 68a (2008)

Darton R

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Project Outline

Design evaluation of older people's extra care housing: development and testing of assessment tool. PSSRU Project Outline 72, November 2007 (2007)

Netten A, Darton R, Holder J

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Project Outline

Evaluation of the Rowanberries Extra Care Housing Scheme in Bradford. PSSRU Project Outline 71, October 2007 (2007)

Netten A, Darton R, Bäumker T

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