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Research for Social Care - Competition 3 Stage 2 Minutes


Minutes of the Research for Social Care (RfSC) funding committee meeting to discuss applications to Competition 3 Stage 2.

Date and Location

Meeting Thursday 8 July 2021 by Virtual meeting.

In Attendance

Funding committee

Professor David Abbott (Chair)
Professor Chris Hatton (Deputy Chair)
Ms Regina Adu
Dr Kate Baxter
Mr Glen Garrod
Professor Claire Hulme
Mr Francis James
Professor Frank Keating
Dr Anne Killett
Dr Bryn Lloyd-Evans
Dr Juliette Malley
Mr Nanik Pursani
Mr Nic Vine
Ms Helen Weatherly
Dr Philip Whitehead
Dr Paul Willis
Associate Professor Ly-Mee Yu


Ms Laura Mason (NIHR CCF)
Dr Rifat Mahbub (NIHR CCF)
Miss Saida Sheriff (NIHR CCF)
Miss Lilian Tomlinson  (NIHR CCF)
Miss Katie Prangle (NIHR CCF)

Programme Director

Professor Sue Ziebland


Ms Kate Regan (DHSC)
Dr Jenny Harlock (NIHR RDS WM)
Dr Louise Hayes (NIHR RDS ENC)
Dr Emma Wilkinson (NIHR RDS EE)
Julie Mugarza (NIHR CRN)
Becky Dilley (NIHR CRN)

Stage 2 applications considered

Apologies were received from Professor Julie Fish. Because of direct conflicts of interest the following Committee members did not attend the meeting: Professor Jill Manthorpe, Mrs Ann-Marie Towers, Dr Mark Wilberforce and Dr Jenni Brooks

NIHR202970: Crossing the Line: Providing personal care in the context of families affected by dementia
Conflicts: Professor Chris Hatton and Ms Helen Weatherly
Final outcome: Conditional support

NIHR202962: The Cognitive Daisy (COG-D) for improving care for residents with dementia in care homes: A feasibility RCT
Conflicts: Professor Claire Hulme
Final outcome: Conditional support

NIHR202961: How People Living with Dementia and Social Workers Respond to Mistreatment and Neglect: Implications for Policy and Practice
Conflicts: Professor David Abbott, Professor Chris Hatton, Dr Kate Baxter, Professor Frank Keating, Dr Juliette Malley, Ms Helen Weatherly, Dr Phillip Whitehead and Dr Paul Willis
Final outcome: Reject

NIHR202980: Heads Together -  Understanding Acquired Brain Injury:
Addressing the knowledge and skills gap in Social Work education in order to improve practice and outcomes
Conflicts: Professor David Abbott, Dr Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Professor Frank Keating, Dr Juliette Malley, Ms Helen Weatherly and Dr Paul Willis
Final outcome: Conditional support

NIHR202979: The effectiveness of the SIDECAR (scales measuring impact of dementia on carers) tool in improving carer quality of life in social care settings
Conflicts: Professor David Abbott, Professor Chris Hatton, Dr Kate Baxter, Dr Anne Killett, Ms Helen Weatherly and Dr Phillip Whitehead
Final outcome: Conditional support

NIHR202963: Co-designing a toolkit of approaches and resources for end-of-life care planning with people with learning disabilities within social care settings
Conflicts: Professor Chris Hatton
Final outcome: Conditional support

NIHR202976: Women’s Social Care in Prison: Identifying needs and an appropriate service response
Conflicts: Professor David Abbott, Professor Chris Hatton, Dr Anne Killett, Dr Juliette Malley and Ms Helen Weatherly
Final outcome: Conditional support

NIHR202982: Preliminary Randomised Evaluation of Singing in Dementia 2024 (PRESIDE 2024)
Conflicts: Dr Brynmor Lloyd-Evans and Professor Frank Keating
Final outcome: Conditional support

NIHR202974: Adapting the Easy Read Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT-ER) for older social care users who need additional support to self-report: a content validity study
Conflicts: Dr Anne Killett and Dr Juliette Malley
Final outcome: Conditional support

NIHR202965: Living alone with dementia: managing without informal support to contact and navigate services
Conflicts: Dr Brynmor Lloyd Evans, Dr Kate Baxter and Ms Helen Weatherly
Final outcome: Conditional support

NIHR202973: Self-Building Our Lives: Evaluation of a Toolkit for People with Intellectual Disabilities to Build Community Lives and Wellbeing
Conflicts: None
Final outcome: Reject

Outcomes table

Funding Committees score applications on a range of 1-10. This table displays the number of applications awarded each score in the committee meeting. The tables exclude applications that were rejected during the scrutiny and triage processes, and no ranking within columns should be inferred.

RfSC will fund applications that score in the range of 6-10, although a score of 6-10 does not guarantee funding. In exceptional circumstances and with approval from the Programme Director, applications may be invited/funded that fall below the fundable range (scoring 1-5)

ScoreRangeNumber of applications
10 Funded 0
9 Funded 0
8 Funded 2
7 Funded 2
6 Funded 5
5 Rejected 2
4 Rejected 0
3 Rejected 0
2 Rejected 0
1 Rejected 0