Improving the evidence base for adult social care in England

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Silva Lining’s Care Plan Podcast

Silva Lining’s Care Plan is a podcast drama based on the original diaries of paid carers of people with dementia...

Funding opportunities

View funding opportunities available for social care research within NIHR SSCR and NIHR


We are looking to appoint a part-time Involvement Manager to support our programme of work. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31 August 2022.


Funding of £2.8 million has been committed to new research into dementia through the NIHR Three Schools' Dementia Research Programme, with a further £1.5 million available.


NIHR Three Schools' Dementia Research Programme invites research proposals for up to £200,000 by 7 September 2022.


We are pleased to be launching seven full-time PhD studentships focusing on adult social care in England with support from the NIHR Academy. 


NIHR SSCR invites applications to support individuals to develop their careers in adult social care research by 6 September 2022.


King's College London researchers have studied the impact of temporary easements of the requirements of the Care Act at the start of the pandemic.


National Institute for Health and Care Research

In April 2022 to emphasise its ongoing commitment to social care research, the NIHR became the ‘National Institute for Health and Care Research’.

Since its establishment in 2006, the NIHR has invested over £200m in more than 470 social care research projects across its portfolio, with £90m worth of NIHR-funded social care studies starting in the last three years. Of these, over a third have been funded through NIHR SSCR.


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