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23/90 Evaluating the organisation, delivery and quality of home care services


27 June 2023


13:00 on 22 November 2023


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  • For more information about the funding Programme, visit the HSDR Page
  • Got a research idea and not sure how to turn it into a funding application? The Research Design Service (RDS) supports health and social care researchers across England on all aspects of developing and writing a funding application. Find out how the RDS can help with your application.

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Please note that the Word version of the Stage 1 application form is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the online application form only, for example to see how many characters are accepted in each section and how the printed complete form is laid out. Please do not try to use this as an application form, you must apply using the online form available through the links available when calls are open. You should also refer to the application form guidance notes.

Anyone can submit an idea for a research topic. If you would like to suggest a topic relating to healthcare where you feel more research is needed, please send it to

Studies within a trial or a review

  • This funding opportunity is eligible for researchers to embed a study within a trial or a review. These studies should evaluate alternative ways of undertaking a trial or a review process.

The Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme is accepting stage one applications to this funding opportunity.

We invite applications to address key evidence gaps to improve the organisation, delivery and quality of home care services across the UK, including the evaluation of new models of organising and delivering home care services. These Social care services are delivered in people’s own homes by professional carers or domiciliary care services and might include help with activities such as getting out of bed, washing and dressing, using the toilet, preparing meals and remembering to take medicines. In addition, care may be provided for clinical areas such as PEG feeding, catheter management and end-of-life care.

In order to apply for this call you will need to carefully review the following documents:

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study Steering Committee and it is important that you read the Research Governance Guidelines before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate.


Any changes to these dates will be emailed to all Lead Applicants with an application in progress.

Stage one deadline: 1pm on 22 November 2023
Notification of out of remit/non-competitive decision if unsuccessful: early January 2024
Notification of stage 1 shortlisting decision: early February 2024
Stage 2 writing window: early February - early April 2024
Notification of stage 2 funding decision: late June 2024
Start date for funded studies: 1 October/November 2024


We are holding a webinar to support applications to this funding opportunity, on Thursday 28 September 2023, 11am-12pm. To register for the webinar, please complete the sign-up form below.


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