School of Social Care Reseach NIHR
Improving the evidence base for adult social care in England

SSCR is delighted to have received a further five year's funding from the National Institute for Health Research from 1 May 2014. Further information will be available soon on our future programme.

Methods Review

Latest Methods Review

In this review, Professor Ann Bowling provides an overview of the measurement of quality of life (QoL) in social care with a focus on older people. Read more >>

Martin Knapp

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Calls for proposals
Our first Call for Research Proposals is now live with a deadline of 29 September 2014. We are looking for innovative and high-quality research proposals addressing the big questions for adult social care practice for the next 5 to 10 years... Read more >>

Insights for Good Practice

Evidence-based practice is essential in addressing care and support needs within tightening budgets. More important are the needs of current and future service users and carers. Read more >>

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The School for Social Care Research (Phase II, 2014 - 2019) is a partnership between the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Universities of Bristol, Kent, Manchester and York, and is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (

Phase I (2009 - 2014) of SSCR involved the London School of Economics and Political Science, King’s College London and the Universities of Kent, Manchester and York.
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