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.
SSRG Annual Workshop: Fair welfare services or farewell to services? An assessment of the funding, fitness and future of social care and related services. 11 March 2013 PowerPoint Presentations available here
SSRG Event: Telecare: does it really help people with dementia and if so, how best can it be used? 17 April 2013, Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled
SSRG Scotland event: Improving outcomes through integrating social care and health? 25 Feb 2013, CoSLA Conference Centre, Haymarket, Edinburgh. PowerPoints Available Now
SSRG event: Improving Outcomes? The Frameworks for Adult Social Care, Public Health and the NHS – making it all work BVSC in Birmingham on Monday 26th November. PowerPoints Available Here
Home page updated 15/04/2013 Martin Stevens
SSRG members – Research funding opportunity
School for Social Care Research Mini-projects
SSRG has received an invitation from the School for Social Care Research (SSCR) for funding for mini-projects on practice related issues. £5,000 is available to fund up to two projects for SSRG members to apply for, to investigate a practice issue. The research topics need to focus on Adult Social Care, owing to the remit of School for Social Care Research. This funding has been made available through The Social Care Evidence in Practice (SCEiP) project, which is a collaboration between the NIHR School for Social Care Research and the PSSRU at the London School of Economics, working with Research in Practice for Adults and RAND Europe. Click here for more details about how to apply.
Making Research Count and SCWRU event: Practitioner Research Realising its potential for improving social care services and practice Free afternoon seminar – £10 donation welcomed)
Tuesday 30 April 2013 1pm – 4pm At the Waterloo Campus of King’s College London
This seminar brings together three speakers who have extensive experience of practitioner research. They will explore the challenges practitioner research can present as well as the rewards and opportunities it can produce.
See Social Care Workforce Research Unit website for more details
LARIA Annual Conference 2013: How do we make a difference?
Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th May - University of Manchester Click here for programme
Find out about the latest thinking on the key issues facing the sector
Identify areas of best practice and new skills to make you more effective in your role
Networking with other researchers from different areas and organisations