Projects started in 2011

NHS Panel Study Data ArchivingDecember 2011 - January 2012

Research review of risk and adult social care: focused updateAugust 2011 – October 2011

During 2007, the Social Policy Research Unit conducted a review of research evidence on perceptions and management of risk amongst users of adult social care services. This update aims to identify empirical research conducted and published within the UK since 2007 (and, to a limited extent, currently in progress).

Personalisation of home care for older people using managed personal budgetsJanuary 2011 – December 2012

This study aimed to explore factors affecting the delivery of personalised support to older service users who opt for managed personal budgets.

Personalisation and carers: the roles of carers in assessment, support planning and managing personal budgetsJanuary 2011 - September 2013

This project will examine how far current practice in social care recognises and balances the needs and interests of service users and informal carers; and how far this practice is consistent with what service users and carers actually want. Clarifying the role of carers within personalisation is particularly important for service users with communication and/or cognitive impairments who depend on carers to communicate their needs and wishes.