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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.


Launch of Life Stories Film

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.


Good Childhhood Report 2017

Posted on Wednesday 20 September 2017

Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, Gwyther Rees, contributes to the latest report.


SPA Conference

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.


The SIgN project: self-funders and information needs

Posted on Monday 10 July 2017

SPRU researchers launch new tools to help self-funders and their relatives navigate the UK care system.


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