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

Latest news

Latest News

Satisfaction with social care services among South Asian and White British groups
An SSCR-commissioned study explored satisfaction levels with social care services with people from South Asian groups and interviewed a White British comparisons group to see how similar or different their experiences were. 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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