Market Development

Research data

You may wish to use the following links to find links to some national and local research data that may support you as you develop your organisation for personalisation and Self Directed Support.

Research with service users as part of market development

As part of Hampshire County Council's requirements for the Department of Health Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care, we have a duty to ensure that all organisations who conduct research that may involve Adult Services clients receive formal Hampshire County Council Research Governance approval. Further information and details of how this needs to be done can be found on the Hampshire County Council Adult Services research website.

National research

Institute of Public Care (Oxford Brookes University) publications

Oxford Brookes University are committed to working for public care and believe in sharing as much of their work as possible. You can download many of their social care publications and abstracts here.

Kings College London - Social care workforce research unit (SCWRU)

The Social Care Workforce Research Unit (SCWRU) is a multi-disciplinary national centre for original research into issues relating to the social care workforce.

PSSRU (Personal Social Services Research Unit)

This is the home page of the website of the Personal Social Services Research Unit. Made up of branches in three UK universities (Manchester, LSE, University of Kent) it carrys out independent research aimed at improving the equity and efficiency of social and health care.

University of York - Social Policy research Unit (SPRU)

The Social Policy Research Unit conducts research in social policy, especially health and social care, poverty, welfare and social work.

2008 - PSSRU - The IBSEN project - National evaluation of the Individual Budgets Pilot Projects

A government sponsored review of Individual Budgets by the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) undertaken in 2008.

2008 - PSSRU - Domiciliary care agencies' responses to increased user choice: perceived threats, barriers and opportunities from a changing market

In 2008 the University if York Social Policy Unit (PSSRU) reported on how domiciliary care agencies may respond to personalisation.

2008 - Joseph Rowntree - Person-centred support: what service users and practitioners say

In 2008 A Joseph Rowntree Foundation study examining person-centred support by bringing together for the views, ideas and experience of service users, face to face practitioners and managers.

Local research

2010 - Hampshire County Council - Self-directed support users survey summary report Microsoft Word 175kb

Hampshire County Council Adult Services surveyed Basingstoke Self-directed support users in April 2010, about the choices individuals who are on self-directed support in Basingstoke made and why they made them.

2009 - Hampshire County Council - OPPD Domiciliary Care Providers questionnaire report Microsoft Word 45kb

In 2009, Hampshire County Council Adult Services surveyed all Older person and Physical Disabilities domiciliary care agencies in Hampshire to get a view on their understanding of Personalisation.

2009 - Hampshire County Council - Evaluation of The Personal Assistant Service in South East Hampshire Microsoft Word 42kb

In 2009 an evaluation of the Adult Services South East Hampshire Personal Assistant Service was undertaken by Hampshire County Council Adult Services.

2009 - Hampshire County Council - Evaluation of The Take a Break Service in the Havant area Microsoft Word 43kb

In 2009 the Adult Services Take A Break Service for carers was evaluated by Hampshire County Council Adult Services

2014 Older People's day ops exec summary  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 244kB

Informal engagement focusing on what day opportunities in Hampshire should look like in the future.

Hampshire County Council - Research for Decision Makers

Research for decision makers is a summary of some national social care related research that is summarised and produced by Rachel Dittrich, Research Manager, Hampshire County Council Adult Services Department'. Please follow the links below for archived research.

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