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Improving the evidence base for adult social care in England
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Latest Methods Review

Practitioner research in social care: a review and recommendations
Little attention has been given to understanding practitioner research in social care as a distinct form of research practice. This methods review, by Ian Shaw, Neil Lunt and Fiona Mitchell, explored practitioner research in social care. Read more >>

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Councils cut research capacity
Austerity has led to a reduction in the capacity of local authorities to undertake in-house research in adult social care, according to a new report by the Social Services Research Group... 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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