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Posted on Wednesday 8 August 2018
Findings from a recent study show that adults who care for family members generally receive less support from health and social care services now than they did over 20 years ago.
Posted on Wednesday 25 April 2018
SPRU researcher shares work on dementia.
Posted on Wednesday 21 March 2018
Researchers from the University have contributed evidence outlining Germany’s long-term care social insurance scheme to an inquiry examining the sustainability of adult social care funding in England.
Posted on Thursday 15 March 2018
The Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) has released a summary of findings from their research: Supporting Carers of People with Dementia, a mixed methods evaluation and feasibility study (January 2018).
Posted on Wednesday 31 January 2018
This study describes the complexities of current therapy interventions for children with neurodisabiliities and identifies a wide-ranging research agenda.
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.