Decision on research projects recently considered
i.e. on or after 30/10/2013

Recommended

Organisation:

King’s College London, Social Care Workforce Research Unit

Person:

Dr M Stevens / Professor J Manthorpe / Dr S Hussein / Jo Moriarty / Caroline Norrie / Dr K Graham

Subject:

Models of Safeguarding: A study exploring and comparing models of adult safeguarding: Phase 1

Organisation:

Skills for Care and ADASS supported by SDSA

Person:

Peter Chilvers / Daniel Routledge (SDSA) / Brian Walsh (ADASS) 

Subject:

Effective Workforce Commissioning Online Tool (Skills for Care and ADASS)

Organisation:

Skills for Care and Consilium Research and Consultancy Ltd

Person:

Andy Parkinson, Jamie Buttrick (Consilium Research) /Liz Burtney (Skills for Care)

Subject:

Supporting commissioners of Assisted Living Technology and Assisted Living Services

Organisation:

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)/ Department of Health 

Person:

Craig Thorley/ Jonathan Clifton/ Glenn Gottfried

Subject:

Adult Social Work- Fast Track Project-Survey of Directors of Adult Social Services only

Under Consideration

Organisation:

University of Manchester - Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)

Person:

Professor David Challis / Paul Clarkson/ Jane Hughes /Karen Stewart / Chengqiu Xie / Paul Clifford

Subject:

Resource Allocation at the Micro Level in Adult Social Care: Determinants, Methods and Guidance - Survey of Directors of Adult Social Services only

Organisation:

University of York, Social Policy Research Unit

Person:

Sylvia Bernard / Parvaneh Rabiee / Gillian Parker / Kate Baxter / Becky Thompson / Rebecca Thompson

Subject:

Vision Rehabilitation Services: Increasing the evidence base  (Survey to those providing rehabilitation support to people with visual impairment) Stage 3 Phase two

Organisation:

University of York, Social Policy Research Unit 

Person:

Wendy Mitchell /Caroline Glendinning / Jenni Brooks / Gillian Parker / Kate Baxter / Becky Thompson / Rebecca Thompson 

Subject:

Proposed Short Research Extension to the Carers and Personalisation Study (RG11-002) 

  • approaches used by local authorities to determine levels of grants, personal budgets or direct payments awarded to carers and why chosen
  • anticipated changes to approaches following implementation of the Care Bill (2013)


It would greatly assist the work of the Group if Social Services Departments:

  1. Decline to cooperate in research projects which are not recommended by the Group;
  2. Encourage researchers who have not approached the Research Group to do so.


They should be referred to

Sue Williams Research Manager
Kent Adult Social Services, Kent County Council, Brenchley House BH3, 123-135 Week Street, Maidstone Kent ME14 1RF
Tel: (01622) 696620 / 694891