Projects started in 2007

Investigating the longer-term effects of home care reablement servicesJune 2007 - September 2007

This project will examine changes in the subsequent use of social care services following a period of home care reablement intervention.

Models of multi-agency services for transition to adult services for disabled young people and those with complex health needs: Impact and costsMarch 2007 - December 2009

A survey of all local authorities in England was undertaken to investigate arrangements for multi-agency assessment for planning of and actual transfer from child to adult services for young people with disabilities or complex health needs.

Individual budgets: impact and outcomes for carersJanuary 2007 - October 2008

Individual budgets sit at the heart of government policy for improving choice and control for people needing social care support. Knowing the level of resources at their disposal can help individuals plan and control how their support needs are met.Putting the service user in control of their own budget for social care support is going to have an effect on the amount and type of care provided to them by their informal carers i.e. family members or friends.

Domiciliary care agencies' responses to increased user choice: perceived threats, barriers and opportunities from a changing marketJanuary 2007 - March 2008

The aim of this study was to examine, from the perspectives of domiciliary care agencies, the perceived threats, barriers and opportunities for responding to increases in user choice exercised through mechanisms such as direct payments and personal budgets.