We are an independent network of individuals who provide a range of research information, planning and evaluation in social care and health services. SSRG members are drawn from a wide range of professional groups and organisations sharing a common interest in the work of the caring services.
LARIA Annual Conference 2017: Call for speakers and papers
The next LARIA Annual Conference will be held on Tuesday, 23 and Wednesday, 24 May 2017 at Sheffield City Hall. Please save the date now.
We are looking for papers that describe how making changes in the way we fund, organise or execute research, teams, systems or data analysis has resulted in better intelligence and decision making. We are interested in a broad range of papers but have suggested a few themes to stimulate thinking, for full details please download the call for papers document.
Research, Policy and Planning – Vol 32(1) – is now published and is OPEN ACCESS
This special edition, on child neglect provides a unique insight into what is meant by neglect, its effects on children and young people’s development, behaviour and outcomes across a range of areas including education, employment, housing, crime and health. We hope this serves as a valuable source of evidence and guidance in children’s services across the UK to aid practitioners, service managers and policy-makers seeking clarity on how to address neglect.
Please take part our new survey being carried out with the Local Area Research and Intelligence Association (LARIA).The results will help understand the support needed by research, intelligence and policy professionals in the public sector – in particular, the role of professional bodies such as LARIA and the SSRG. This survey will also inform a proposed merger between the two organisations.
Please follow this link to take part.
Professor Jane Tunstill explores potential dangers and implications of the proposals in the Children and Social Work Bill
Executive Committee nominations
Please consider standing or encouraging fellow SSRG members to stand for election to the SSRG Executive Committee. This is a chance to influence the agenda and help ensure an active future for SSRG. Elections are held at the Annual General Meeting, which takes place during the Annual Workshop. Please use this nomination form. Please note, all nominations must be completed by and nominate SSRG members only.
Home page updated 17/10/2016 Martin Stevens
Research, Policy and Planning
Health Research Authority: appointments to the Confidentiality Advisory Group
The Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG) is looking to appoint new members to help it deliver its existing and future functions. The CAG provides the Health Research Authority (HRA) and the Secretary of State for Health (SofS) with independent expert advice about applications for access to confidential patient information. The work of the Group is challenging, but it is also immensely rewarding. The information pack contains full details on the role, how to apply, the application form and equality monitoring. Click here for further details
Research capacity, knowledge, skills and use in Councils with Adult Social Care Responsibilities – SSRG Survey published
This survey was funded by the PSSRU – through the Social Care Evidence in Practice project
Research, Policy and Planning
The Social Care Evidence in Practice (SCEiP) project special issue of Research, Policy and Planning – Vol 31(2) – is now published by way of open access.
Updated 17/09/2015 Shelley Nix
Coming soon is the second edition of this volume of the journal, sponsored by the Social Care Evidence in Practice (SCEiP) project led by the PSSRU – London School of Economics and Political Science, with support from the NIHR School for Social Care Research and funding from LSE’s Higher Educational Innovation Fund. Check this page for open accessibility to the themed articles featured within Research, Policy and Planning Vol 31(2).
Updated 19/07/2015 Shelley Nix
The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent would like to invite LA staff to participate in a project that is currently validating a newly-developed Long-Term Conditions Questionnaire (LTCQ). This 20-item self-report questionnaire measures outcomes across different long-term conditions (LTCs). The project involves both a primary care survey and a social care survey. PSSRU are leading on the social care survey with the aim to validate the LTCQ in a sample of people with LTCs who receive social care services. The research team will reimburse all postage costs and will provide some financial support to help with the recruitment of people who receive social care services. Click here for more information about the social care survey or contact Laurie Batchelder: 01227 816 166 or L.Batchelder@kent.ac.uk
A route/map to integrating and funding social care, with responses from the field and research