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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.

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‘Swimming in treacle’ – Research highlights the difficulties for services providing home care for people with dementia and what could improve it

A new evidence-based tool funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research has been developed by researchers at the University of Nottingham to assist care managers... 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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