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.
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.
The Social Care Workforce Research Unit (SCWRU) is a multi-disciplinary national centre for original research into issues relating to the social care workforce.
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.
The Social Policy Research Unit conducts research in social policy, especially health and social care, poverty, welfare and social work.
A government sponsored review of Individual Budgets by the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) undertaken in 2008.
In 2008 the University if York Social Policy Unit (PSSRU) reported on how domiciliary care agencies may respond to personalisation.
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.
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.
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.
In 2009 an evaluation of the Adult Services South East Hampshire Personal Assistant Service was undertaken by Hampshire County Council Adult Services.
In 2009 the Adult Services Take A Break Service for carers was evaluated by Hampshire County Council Adult Services
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.