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Posted on Wednesday 14 August 2019
New research project looking at self-funders' experiences of social care, led by Dr Kate Baxter.
Posted on Tuesday 13 August 2019
The Social Policy Research Unit and The Children's Society have been awarded the 2019 International Society for Child Indicators Impact Award.
Posted on Wednesday 24 July 2019
A new project will be looking at improving access to healthcare for people living rough.
Posted on Monday 22 July 2019
The International Centre for Mental Health Social Research hosts conference providing insights into leading social work practice and research.
Posted on Tuesday 25 June 2019
Results were presented from the first 22 countries participating in the 'Third wave' phase of the project.
Care Leavers' Transition into the Labour Market in England
Using linked national datasets and interviews with stakeholders, this research explores factors and trajectories contributing to employability for care leavers.
Implementing the Person-Centred Community Care Inventory (PERCCI) as a measure for quality in social care services
How can we translate a person-centredness score into something meaningful for understanding service quality?
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.
Latest research findings from SPRU
Download a PDF of the final report - Specialist nursing support for unpaid carers of people with dementia - report (PDF , 4,574kb)
Download a PDF of the plain English summary - Specialist nursing support for unpaid carers of people with dementia - summary (PDF , 114kb)
Download a PDF of the scientific summary - Specialist nursing support for unpaid carers of people with dementia (PDF , 139kb)
Download a PDF of the summary of findings - Specialist nursing support for unpaid carers for people with dementia (PDF , 886kb)