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Kate Gridley blogs for 'Research in Practice for adults'

Posted on Wednesday 25 April 2018

SPRU researcher shares work on dementia.


Learning from Germany’s long-term care social insurance approach

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.


Supporting carers of people with dementia study

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).


Scoping study on therapy interventions for children with a neurodisability publishes findings

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.


Findings from the Children’s Worlds Project published

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.


New Projects

 

Latest research findings from SPRU

Life story work in dementia care

What is good practice and how are life stories used?

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Research summary

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Disability, care and participation: secondary analysis of the Life Opportunities Survey and the 2009/10 Survey of Carers in Households

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.

More about the project.

Download reports:

Disability, Care and Participation: secondary analysis of the Life Opportunities (PDF  , 3,344kb)

The Changing Face of Caring (PDF  , 2,208kb)

Technical Report GHS (PDF  , 1,015kb)

Technical Report LOS (PDF  , 647kb)

Technical Report SCH (PDF  , 849kb

The SIgN project: Self-funders and information needs

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.

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Outputs from this project will be posted shortly.

 

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Social Policy Research Unit
spru@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 321950
Alcuin Block B, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom.
SPRUYork