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Posted on Wednesday 15 November 2017
This latest report by Gwyther Rees presents findings of the most extensive and diverse study conducted globally on children’s own views of their lives.
Posted on Tuesday 7 November 2017
Everybody has a life story. People with dementia sometimes need help to communicate their histories and identities, and 'life story work' might provide a way for them to do this more easily.
Posted on Wednesday 20 September 2017
Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, Gwyther Rees, contributes to the latest report.
Posted on Monday 7 August 2017
Parvaneh Rabiee talked about 'Reabling people with dementia' at the SPA Annual Conference 2017: Social Inequalities: Research, Theory, and Policy, which was held at The University of Durham, 10 July 2017.
Posted on Monday 10 July 2017
SPRU researchers launch new tools to help self-funders and their relatives navigate the UK care system.
The PEDRO study: Partnerships between deaf people and hearing dogs
The PEDRO study is evaluating and exploring hearing dog partnerships. The aim of the study is to understand the impacts and experiences of these partnerships, and their place within wider support and provision for deaf people and people with hearing loss.
Evaluation of Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC)
The Department of Health has commissioned a summative evaluation of the Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) programme. The evaluation aims to identify key lessons about the effectiveness of IPC schemes.
Independent financial advice about funding social care in later life – a project exploring evidence and practice
This study is exploring existing research and current practice regarding independent financial advice about funding social care in older age.
Latest research findings from SPRU
The aims of this research were to explore how patterns of impairment, disability and caring have changed over time, look at how disabled people and those who live with them experience barriers to participating in society, and explore whether disabled people who live in more deprived areas or in the countryside experience different sorts and sizes of barriers from other disabled people by reanalysing data from three national surveys of caring and of impairment and disability.
The aim of this research was to provide evidence about how self-funders go about getting the information and advice they need, and how staff from local councils, hospitals and charities can best support this process to ensure they are able to make informed decisions about their care wherever possible.
Outputs from this project will be posted shortly.