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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.

Methods Review

Latest Methods Review

Randomisation and chance-based designs (CBD's) in social care research
This methods review by Professors Bob Woods and Ian Russell explores chance-based designs. CBDs are less widely used in social care research in the UK, and are generally viewed with suspicion. Read more >>

Latest news

Latest News

Carers often still unaware of their rights
Only a small proportion of carers receive any type of social care support and just 1% of the social care workforce is estimated to be working exclusively with carers. Read more >>

The Social Care Elf

The Social Care Elf website has launched! Two blogs a week on topics related to social care will be published by a team comprising of over 50 experts. SSCR's Mike Clark wrote the first blog post, reflecting on a conceptual study looking at the human rights of people with learning disabilities in an era of ‘choice’. 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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