Decision on research projects recently considered i.e. before 01/08/15

1. Recommended

Organisation:   Skills for Care, (on behalf of CQC)

Person:             Elizabeth Burtney, Paul Buchanan 

Subject:             Safety in adult social care

Organisation:   Social Policy Research Unit, University of York

Person:              Dr. Kate Baxter, Professor Yvonne Birks

Subject:             The SIgN Project – Self-funders and Information Needs


Organisation:   School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University

Person:              Professor Phil Fennell, Dr Lucy Series, Dr Julie Doughty, Professor Luke Clements, Jen McCloy   

Subject:             Welfare Cases in the Court of Protection           


Organisation:   The Tizard Centre, University of Kent

Person:              Dr Julie Beadle Brown, Lisa Richardson, Dr Agnes Turnpenny, Beckie Whelton

Subject:             The role of quality information in commissioning social care services for adults with learning disabilities or autism: a survey of commissioners


Organisation:   Substance Misuse and Ageing Research Team (SMART), Tilda Goldberg Centre, University of Bedfordshire

Person:             Dr Sarah Wadd, Michelle McCann

Subject:             Evaluation of the Drink Wise Age Well Programme: Work Practice Study


Organisation:   ekosgen /IBP Research & Strategy on behalf of Skills for Care

Person:             Tim Allen 

Subject:             Outcome Evaluation of the Social Care Commitment (Phase 2)


2. Under Consideration

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

1. Decline to co-operate 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, c/o ADASS staff team 020 7072 7437

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