Projects started in 2009

Transition to adult services and adulthood for young people with autistic spectrum conditionsNovember 2009 - April 2012

There was little research which explores transition for young people with ASC to identify the components of good practice that are associated with more positive experiences for young people and their parents. The research addressed these issues in order to inform standards of good practice in services for young people with ASC and their families at transition.

Reforms in long-term care policies in European Union countriesNovember 2009 - December 2010

The study aims to identify how European countries have reformed their home help and home care systems in order to achieve: High quality care which meets increasingly diversified and individualised needs, Effective and efficient services, Stronger user orientations in the provision of care, optimal balance of responsibility between formal and informal care, best way of attracting and retaining home care workers.

Personal Budgets: learning from experiences of older people and people with mental health problemsNovember 2009 - November 2010

The evaluation aims to establish whether personal health budgets ensure better health and social care outcomes, compared with conventional healthcare delivery

Scoping review of research on interventions to support carersAugust 2009 - January 2010

The study comprises a scoping review of the research literature on carers; the findings are intended to inform policy and practice for carers, as well as identifying future research areas.

Exploring the effects of the economic slowdown on adult social careMarch 2009 - November 2009

This study aims to explore the effects - positive and negative, direct and indirect - of the economic downturn on social care and support services and the consequent impacts on service users.

The LIPOP project: life in paediatric oncology: development and validation of a measure of work-related stresors and rewardsFebruary 2009 – January 2011

The purpose of this project is to develop a measure of the work-related stressors and rewards experienced by staff working in multi-disciplinary teams in paediatric and adolescent oncology treatment centres (doctors, nurses, social workers, play specialists and youth workers).