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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

Exploring differences in satisfaction with adult social care
This study explored reasons for differences in reported levels of satisfaction between Pakistani, Bangladeshi and white British populations in social care service user experience surveys. Read more >>

The Social Care Elf

This week, the two blogs on the Social Care Elf website addresses community treatment orders and the limits of freedom (11 December), and adult social care personal budgets (16 December). 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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