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

Project Outlines

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Social Well-Being in Extra Care Housing. PSSRU Project Outline 66 (2007)

Netten A, Darton R, Bäumker T, Nash L

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Closures of Homes for Older People (2001)

Netten A, Darton R, Williams J

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Closures of homes for older people (2001)

Netten A, Darton R

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The PSSRU Follow-Up Survey of Elderly People Admitted to Residential and Nursing Home Care (1998)

Bebbington A, Brown P, Darton R, Miles K, Netten A

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An Evaluation of an Alternative to Long-Stay Hospital Care for Frail Elderly People (1989)

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

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Research Summaries

Research Summary

Drivers and barriers to social care supply: Evidence from two local authorities. Executive Summary (2020)

Allan S, Darton R

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Developing social well-being in new extra care housing (2009)

Callaghan L, Netten A, Darton R

JRF Findings

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Thirty-Five Years On: Future Demand for Long-Term Care in England. PSSRU Research Summary 35 (2006)

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

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Closures of Care Homes for Older People. Summary of Findings, No. 4, Care managers' experiences and views (2005)

Netten A, Darton R, Williams J

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Closures of Care Homes for Older People. Summary of Findings, No. 3, Relatives' and residents' views (2003)

Netten A, Darton R, Williams J

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Closures of Care Homes for Older People. Summary of Findings, No. 2, Local authority guidelines (2003)

Netten A, Darton R, Williams J

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Research Summary

Closures of Care Homes for Older People. Summary of Findings, No. 1 (2002)

Netten A, Darton R, Williams J

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DP or working papers

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Drivers and barriers to social care supply: Evidence from two local authorities (2020)

Allan S, Darton R

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EVOLVE (Evaluation of older people's living environments) (2010)

Lewis A, Torrington J, Barnes S, Darton R, Holder J, McKee K, Netten A, Orrell A

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Developing Improved Survey Questions on Older People's Receipt of, and Payment for, Formal and Informal Care (2010)

King D, Balarajan M, Blake M, Cheshire H, Darton R, Gray M, Hancock R, Henderson C, Jones A, Legard R, Malley J, Martin A, Morciano M, Mugford M, Pickard L, Shemilt I, Snell T, Wittenberg R

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2764, University of Kent and London School of Economics and Political Science

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Projections of Demand for Residential Care for Older People in England - Report for BUPA (2010)

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

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Social Well-Being in Extra Care Housing: Emerging Theme. Interim Report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (2008)

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

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2524/2, University of Kent

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Evaluation of the Extra Care Housing Funding Initiative: Initial Report (2008)

Darton R, Bäumker T, Callaghan L, Holder J, Netten A, Towers A

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2506/2, University of Kent

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Future Demand for Long-term Care, 2002 to 2041: Projections of Demand for Older People in England (2006)

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

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Analysis to Support the Development of the Relative Needs Formula for Older People: Final Report (2006)

Darton R, Forder J, Bebbington A, Netten A, Towers A, Williams J

PSSRU Discussion Paper 2265/3, University of Kent

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