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 Provision of Social Care in Extra Care Housing (ECHO) (2016)

Darton R, Cameron A, Smith R, Johnson E, Lloyd E, Atkinson T, Evans S, Porteus J

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Care and support for residents with different levels of need in housing with care schemes in England for British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference, Oxford, 12 September 2013 (2013)

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The development of extra care housing in England: an alternative or a replacement for residential and nursing homes. Paper presented at 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, USA, 16-20 November 2007 (2007)

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Needs of older people for social care: factors associated with the receipt of home care and care home services. Paper presented at the British Society of Gerontology 35th Annual Conference, University of Wales, Bangor, 7-9 September 2006 (2006)

Darton R, Forder J, Netten A

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Extra care housing: successful first round bids for the Extra Care Housing Initiative and their relation to developing policy issues (2004)

Darton R, Towers A, Netten A, Williams J

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Changes in the balance of care of services for older people in England. Paper presented at University of Urbino, Italy, 15 May 2003 (2003)

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The social climate of care homes: maintaining high quality for residents (2003)

Darton R, Netten A, Fenyo A

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Care home closures: a market in crisis? (2002)

Netten A, Williams J, Darton R

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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

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Key influences on costs and prices of institutional care. Paper presented at 17th World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology, Vancouver, Canada, 1-6 July 2001 (2001)

Netten A, Bebbington A, Davies B, Darton R

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Predicting admission to nursing home rather than to residential home care. Paper presented at 17th World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology, Vancouver, Canada, 1-6 July 2001 (2001)

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Predicting admission to nursing home rather than to residential home care (2001)

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The price of placements in residential and nursing home care. Paper for Quasi-Markets Research Seminar, Portsmouth, 10-11 April 1997 (1997)

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

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Residential and Nursing Home Care for Elderly People: results of recent PSSRU research. Paper given at the South East Institute of Public Health Mental Health Care of Elderly People Seminar (1994)

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Cross-Sector, Cross-Country Efficiency Comparisons: Old People's Homes in Catalunya and England and Wales (1987)

Knapp M, Montserrat J, Darton R, Fenyo A

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Examining cost variation across housing and long-term care schemes for older people in England (2016)

Bäumker T, Netten A

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Analysis to Support the Development of FSS Formulae for Older People: Interim Report (2005)

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

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Future Demand for Long-Term Care, 2001 to 2031: Projections of Demand for Long-Term Care for Older People in England (2003)

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

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The Rate, Causes and Consequences of Home Closures (2002)

Netten A, Darton R, Williams J

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Survey of Admissions to Residential and Nursing Home Care: Final Report of the 42 Month follow-up (2000)

Bebbington A, Darton R, Bartholomew R, Netten A

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