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A vision for multi-disciplinary housing and care research for people and communities

Glen Garrod, Executive Director of Adult Care and Community Wellbeing at Lincolnshire County Council and former president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), writes about how a new vision for housing and social care research can enable people to transform their care and health, and be more independent.

  • Published: 14 September 2021

Public involvement and social care research - a new dawn

Zoe Gray, Associate Director of Involvement, Participation and Engagement, NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination (CED); and Tina Coldham, Public Adviser to NIHR CED urge researchers, research commissioners and managers to play a part in improving public involvement in social care research. It follows publication of an NIHR report highlighting recommendations in this area.

  • Published: 05 July 2021

Achieving closure - What happens to older people and staff when care homes close?

A care home for older people may close for a number of reasons, with different approaches taken across the country. Prof Jon Glasby writes about how his new programme of research will help to understand the national picture and develop good practice to ensure that closures are managed as well as possible, and potential negative impacts for residents and staff reduced.

  • Published: 11 March 2021

Taking a non-traditional route into social care research

Stacey Rand is a social care researcher at the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent. Here she talks about her route into the field and how NIHR’s Research for Social Care call has supported her work.

  • Published: 30 September 2020