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Policy Research Programme - PRP (35-01-05) Evaluation of the Adult Social Care Volunteer scheme


10 January 2023


13:00 on 14 February 2023


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Supporting Information

*This document is an example of the online Standard Application Form and can be used as a template to prepare your answers. Please do not use this as an application form. You must apply using the online form in the Research Management System.

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Policy Research Programme (PRP) invites applications for a single, multi-phase research project to evaluate the rollout of the national Adult Social Care (ASC) volunteer scheme due to launch in early 2023. The evaluation will contain 2 phases, the second of which will be adjusted in light of the outcomes of phase 1. DHSC is expecting proposals for both phases and consideration of how best to work with DHSC to adjust phase 2 in light of the phase 1 outcomes. Further detail is provided in the design and methodology section.

For more information, please consult the Research Specification for this call (linked on the left hand side).


We will be holding a webinar & Q&A session to discuss this call on Tuesday 24 January 2023, 10:00-11:00pam. You can sign up to this session via the registration form. We will not be able to record the session but will aim to publish the Q&A portion shortly after the event.

The submission deadline for applications is 1pm on 14 February 2023.